The past week has been draining for us here at the craze. C* has been looking after a sick child and J. has been tending to nasty business in relation to Roy. Let's hope the coming week will be less about others pulling our hair out and more about relaxing with friends at one of the following events. If you want I'll be the one. Take you out and have some fun.
Dosh and Juffage at Marie-Antoinette: Dosh is a one-man-project on anticon that reminds me a little of Battles and other mainly instrumental projects that build sound scapes in various ways, staying dancable but interesting. If all goes well, this should turn into one interesting night.
Blood Orange and Cant at Magnet Club: Influenced by minimalist popular music from the 80s, maybe Prince or even Grandmaster Flash, Blood Orange is just one person who plays such super sticky pop, you gotta be in the mood for that. But then it's brave and fun and you're sure to be ahead of your time. Cant is on Warp and does electronic pop music that's dancable. I appreciate this night is not for everyone but kinda fun. I felt like featuring it.
Float Riverer at Monarch: This is craze girl stuff, big style. Garage rock à la Thee Oh Sees et al, played by British people, of whom one looks like Peter Tork in his best days. I think this will rock your socks off. Let's all go crazy at Monarch on Thursday! I know I will want to.
Balmorhea at hbc: Instrumental piano music that sounds strongly like film music. You should make sure you are seated for this, with a drink in hand and a loved on in tow, and soak it in.
Chris Brokaw & Geoff Farina and Anton Barbeau at Mme Claude: Singer-songwriter Geoff Farina of Karate fame is currently touring the US and Europe as a duo with fellow singer-songwriter Chris Brokaw (who used to play drums for G.G. Allin and Codeine... not kidding!). Together they are magic. This gig is a welcome start into the weekend.
The Drift and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma at Schokoladen: More good, mellow, instrumental music, this time jazzy and from The Drift. It seems to be instrumental week or something. Support comes from known experimental musician Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, who will probably appeal to the same crowd as U.S. Girls. Given the fact that Schokoladen concerts start at 7 these days and Madame Claude never starts before 10, you could just attend both gigs, if you really needed your dose of experimental music and you needed it large.
U.S. Girls, Slim Twig and Alexis Gideon at Mme Claude: The lady returns and will make this lady happy. Her Madame Claude performance last time was epic and I am sure she won't disappoint this time round either. Worthy support, too. Oh yum!
I had such a hard time choosing which video by U.S. Girls to feature. I'm just under her spell.