Rochester's own Fat Africa delivers lo-fi tunes with a wide variety of settings and sounds. The artist recently released a set of EPs entitled "Past Classics," a sort of best-hits release. Each album presents Fat Africa's listeners with a distinct mood and genre. One of those two EPs contains accessible, lo-fi pop music (entitled "Head"); while the other EP contains instrumental, relaxed folk tunes (entitled "Heart"). Because of the disparity between the styles of both EPs, it's hard to know exactly what to expect out of a Fat Africa show. However, it is clear from both releases that his listeners can expect some beautifully crafted music, regardless of chosen style.
Fat Africa performs with Wholesale Kids and Sunny Union, presented by Dadstache Records, on Thursday, January 23, 8 p.m. at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $6-$8. 454-2966, bugjar.com.