At this point in our ongoing relationship with our northern neighbors, Buffalonians have developed certain expectations of our favorite Canadian musicians. Hail of electric guitars. Clad in denim. Songs that mention literary characters, missing hockey players and girls named Eileen.
Does Toronto electro-rock duo USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) consistently satisfy any of the aforementioned? No — but the elements of an enduring relationship are not always uniform, as should be proven when bandmates Ashley Buchholz and Jason Parsons bring their unpredictable fusion of pulsating electronica and amplified alt rock to The Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls) for a show at 8 p.m. Jan. 14.
Now touring in support of forthcoming album, “New World Alphabet” — with its first single, “Work Shoes” already charting in the top five in Canada — the chameleonic tandem of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Buchholz and turntable maestro Parsons will bring their delirious brand of sonic chaos to 19 U.S. cities.
And though the act formed almost 10 years ago, many American audiences are just getting to know its sound, as 2015’s “Advanced Basics” was its first stateside release.
Newfoundland’s Repartee and Said The Whale will open. Doors are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show (box office, ticketfly.com).