It List: Thursday
Laromlab / Robot Cowboy / Alex Atchley / Boogdish (1919 Hemphill): The show at 1919 is heavy on the electronics tonight, which further proves that they don't just have "gutter punk" shows here as someone said to me recently, and I won't mention any names. Anyways, Laromlab has a take on the 8-bit Commodore based micro genre that updates the beat somewhat, or at least uses the kind of throwback Eighties rhythms that have been so prevalent in dance music of the last half decade or so. Not only is that not a knock, there is a really focused melodrama and emotion to the instrumentals that is at first amusing but ultimately refreshing. The tracks on their page are really enjoyable. Robot Cowboy is another act that uses old school electronics, including a midi guitar and video monitor headset to top off the performance. I'm sure you've heard us describe both Boogdish and Alex Atchley more than a few times.
Marcus Striplin/Emil Rapstine/Glen Farris (Double Wide)
Lost Generation (Fallout Lounge)
80's Night With DJ G (Hailey's)