The Huffington Post calls Niyaz, an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music. Based in Montreal, the duo blends medieval Sufi poetry and folk songs with acoustic instrumentation and modern electronic sounds. Their most recent album, The Fourth Light, is a tribute to eighth century Sufi mystic Rabia al Basri.
Cost: $32 ADV / $36 DOOR (plus fees)
2342 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704