It List: Thursday
Hands Up! with Nacotheque
and The Party
(The Loft): The Party brings yet another high concept touring act, this time it's the New York DJ Duo, Nacotheque. Nacotheque spins an entire Spanish-only set, consisting of one-hit-wonders, electro obscurities, Nouveau 80's, punk, and just about any underground sounds that avoid the mainstream Latin and Reggaeton pop that Telemundo presents. Starting off modestly in the respectable Cake Shop venue, the duo has gone on to be nominated for "Best Party In New York," and puts on shows from Monterrey to Madrid. Read the insightful interview conducted by Nature, here.
/Sam Locke Ward/Sarah Jaffe/Delmore Pilcrow
(715 Panhandle): About as far away as you can get from last week's show, this is a handful of folk and song-focused acts, although it looks like Chris Garver might be playing with band in tow. Omaha songwriter Simon Joyner has been touring and recording for the last fifteen years and has released records on Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar, though they're pretty much the same label. Joyner's clear, well annunciated singing creates an almost uncomfortable atmosphere over the 70's styled folk rock while managing to shake off the trappings of that era and sometimes even sounds like Lou Reed's more direct solo statements. Worth checking out and definitely the best place to see this or almost any kind of show.
80's Night With DJ G (Hailey's): At last week's 80's Night it occurred to me that I've heard "Let's Dance" probably five times as often as I did in 1983, when it was played on my parents' stereo non-stop.
The Warlocks/The Vandelles (Lola's)