Ne’er you mind this show takes place on a Monday (or “the weekend” as it’s known in the service industry), the rainbow spazz pop of Javelin, the twisted compressed circuits of Raleigh Moncrief, and The Pass’ glitchmaster Brainbheats will offer up one of the most bizarrely high energy shows you’re likely to see anytime soon.
Why not save some money in these lean times and go for free?
Alls ya gotta do is visit this post from The Decibel Tolls’ Facebook, and comment for one (1) entry into the random drawing, or share for two (2). It’s gonna be fun because your involvement will a) help promote the show, b) assist with our sOciAL mEdiA engag!ement, and c) maybe get you VIP treatment at the Zanzabar. Do it!
As for the rest of yas, here’s the info:
Javeline with Raleigh Moncrief and Brainbheats
Monday March 25
Zanzabar, 2100 S Preston, Louisville
8 p.m. / $6 / 21+
Mercurial multimedia artist Roberto Lange perpetually keeps his spear sharp with interesting collaborations – from the much loved Prefuse 73 project Savath y Savalas to last year’s underrated OMBRE with Julianna Barwick. For his solo work, Lange truly couldn’t have picked a better title – Helado Negro, directly translated from Spanish as “black ice cream.” To wit, Helado Negro’s radiant sonic chill conduit is pretty doggone prefect for balmy summer nights.
Heavy shades of classic tropicalia, West Coast psychedelia, and analog-based electronica have always floated about Helado Negro’s balmy approach to subdued and glitchy pop. His latest though, Invisible Life, offers up a dash more cosmic funk. Propulsive lead single “Junes” broadcasts buoyant and loose aquatic space disco transmissions, perfectly capturing the nether-vibe between the space age bachelor pad and the club. As well, standout tracks “Lentamente” and “Arboles” showcase an even finer tuned sense of songwriting, with instantly hummable choruses and a broader palette of celestial tropical meditations.
To complement Lange’s persistent collaborative spirit, Invisible Life features Bear in Heaven’s Jon Philpot (a return-of-favor for Lange’s mixing of their sophomore Beast Rest Forth Mouth), Mouse on Mars’ Jan St. Werner, Devendra Barnhart, Matt Crum, and Eduardo Alonso. The result is a shapeshifting effort of both earthly and otherworldly beauty – his best yet.
Invisible Life is out today on Asthmatic Kitty.
Helado Negro with Shedding
Sunday, March 10th
9 p.m. / $6 / 21+ (Facebook event)
A sad start to today as news that Kevin Ayers passed away in his sleep last night. Beyond his seminal work with The Soft Machine throughout the ’60s and gritty prog outfit Gong, Ayers was a visionary psych folk artist, crafting one of my personal favorite albums, his career-defining Joy of a Toy. Ayers was 68.
Blast these songs loud today, folks.
Shabazz Palaces are spellbinding in a small room. I caught them in 2011 at the Pitchfork Music Festival, where they une-fucking-quivocally put on a better show than Odd Future playing the larger stage. While a larger stage belongs to Shabazz in theory, the intimacy a 250 person capacity room like Zanzabar provides did better justice to their nuanced sound. Ishmael Butler and Palaceer Lazaro took advantage of the confined space to breathe extra life into their sonic space. Shabazz Palaces were purely psychedelic – letting space pings and tape echo wash over the sold out crowd, while amazingly rearranging the best material on their Sub Pop-released Black Up in a live setting. And like the best of ‘em, the live show blew the record out of the water. Watching a crowd go wild over heady, otherworldly music is a rejuvenating experience, so to wit, everyone who went hard on this Tuesday evening left with an unforgettable experience.
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