Got A Girl featuring Dan the Automator and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

S.F.-based producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura  brings his latest project to the Great American Music Hall Tuesday when he and actress/singer Mary Elizabeth Winstead take the stage as Got A Girl. A well-established beatsmith ever since coming to fame as the producer behind the landmark Dr. Octagon album (where he worked with MC Kool Keith and DJ Qbert), the Automator has filled his career with eclectic collaborations. 

In addition to the super producer partnership Handsome Boy Modeling School with East Coast legend Prince Paul and the dystopian future hip-hop of Deltron 3030 with local MC Del the Funky Homosapien and Toronto turntable wizard Kid Koala, over the past two decades the Automator has worked extensively with alternative-rock acts (producing the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Gorillaz and Kasabian to name a few) and collaborated with Faith No More/Mr. Bungle singer Mike Patton on several albums.

Got A Girl came together when Dan the Automator met actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead during the filming of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (which starred Winstead and featured several songs by the Automator on the soundtrack). Parallel musical interests led Nakamura to invite Winstead to join him in his studio where they found they had substantial musical chemistry.

The resulting debut album for Got A Girl, 2014's I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, features Winstead's sultry whispered vocals over the Automator's cinematic sonic cocktails, recalling '60s spy movie soundtracks and Serge Gainsbourg's sensuous collaborative albums with Jane Birken.    

Got A Girl featuring Dan the Automator and Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m. $22-$25
Great American Music Hall