First law of robotics: A robot must not injure a human. Second law: A robot must obey orders given by humans. Third law: A robot must not ask for more bass drum in the monitor mix. Mad scientist Troy Rogers builds music “making” automatons. He’s been at it locally since 2014, gaining national notoriety and coining a new rock genre — droidcore. Is it really music if not made by a human? Is it the next step in artistic evolution? Could it ultimately save humanity from itself? Or will these machines transform into our eventual overlords? Who cares? It’s interesting to watch. Alan Sparhawk is expected to join in the jamming, along with the Tribal Alchemie belly dance troupe.

6:30pm Mon 5/2 at Red Herring Lounge