Fairly slow Friday night, but a few good things happening this weekend:
Stereo on Strike Party (Minc): Minc is one of those places that can either be a real blast or a real drag, depending on what's happening there on a given night. And although I have no idea what kind of crowd will show up there this evening (or for any event at that place), Stereo on Strike apparently attracted almost 300 people to their last party, and frankly, you'd be hard pressed to find more variety in a local electronic music show than what you'll get this evening. This event will include DJ performances from CTRL ALT DEL of Central Booking as well at Robert Taylor and Sean Vargas. You'll also be able to catch laptop deathmatch performances between DJ sets as part of their two year anniversary.
Silver Apples/One Cut Kill/Zanzibar Snails (Hailey's): What a cool show, particularly for psyche heads, stoners, avant garde enthusiasts and record collector dorks. You'll probably see a lot of people representing each category at this show, but I bet you'll be happy you went. Founder Simeon will be in the house, and I honestly have no idea what kind of show this will be, other than to say that you can check out a bunch of Silver Apples live stuff over at One Cut Kill's Myspace page. Serving as a major influence on pretty much every genre of popular music to have emerged since the 1960's, Silver Apples influence cannot be understated. But fortunately, they aren't one of those bands that are more fun to read about than to listen to, and frankly, I find their relative pop accessibility as amazing and interesting as their musical and compositional innovations. Needless to say, I can't wait for this show.
Sean Kirkpatrick/Faux Fox/Chris Garver (Secret Headquarters)
Hot Flash with Killtronix/Schwa/Sober (Fallout Lounge)
Maaster Gaiden/Stymie/The Points/Teenage Cool Kids (715 Panhandle)
Hogpig/Red Monroe/The Angelus (Rubber Gloves): This is NOT the last Angelus show necessarily, but it will be the last for a couple of their band members (not leader Emil Rapstine of course), so this WILL be your last chance to see this incarnation of the band if you're a fan. Also Red Monroe's CD release show for Denton. We'll have that review Monday, promise.
Kites/Russian Tsarlang/Judascow/Voyant/Dromez/Aunt's Analog (House of Tinnitus): Kites is the name taken by Christopher Forgues, who started producing noise music in Providence, RI in 1999 as part of the Fort Thunder scene that also included names such as Lightning Bolt and Load Records. Forgues utilizes homemade electronic instruments in his sets as a one man band, and from all accounts I've seen around the web (dude), his live show is truly a unique experience. Not that there will be any shortage of unique music to be heard at HOT this weekend, with more harsh noise than you could ever wish for swirling around the living room. Another raw as fuck show for one of the most respectable new institutions in local music.
Maker Maker with Prince William, Kingdom, Sober (Palladium Loft): Prince William's new monthly kicks off this weekend with the much hyped DJ Kingdom from Brooklyn. After seeing several of PW's performances over the years, as well as listening to his fantastic We Shot A Mix several times over the past few weeks, I think I can safely say that there aren't too many other DJs in the area that approach PW's knowledge of the history of electronic music or the stylish eclecticism of his sets. And you know what? He gives enough of a nod to silly top 40 to make his sets one of the best combos of mindless fun and tasteful selections that you'll find around here.
Do Make Say Think/History at Our Disposal (Hailey's)