They say you shouldn’t hype multiple competing shows in one single post, as the bands and artists featured would be less inclined to share it because it references a rival event. Well, screw it, this post isn’t for the bands to share, it’s for the people to get in the know.
There’s a bizarre electro-pop conspiracy going on around the Boston area tonight, and while on one hand it’s an unfortunate conflict, on the other it’s a refection of the scene’s health and the vibrancy in which the city has embraced fresh, modern sounds.
Spitting in the face of this old rock and roll town, there are three — THREE! — damn-near must-see live dance parties going on tonight: Freezepop’s 15th anniversary show at the Sinclair in Cambridge with Andre Obin and St. Nothing; Miss Geo’s EP release party at Church in the Fenway; and Adventure Set’s Gazebo record release party with Casey Desmond at the dead/undead Bill’s Bar on Lansdowne Street.
As we noted yesterday, we can all blame Freezepop for this.
So here’s a musical preview of each event; it really doesn’t matter which you choose to attend, as long as you partake in something. All are bound to please.
Boston synth-pop veterans Freezepop turn 15, and who doesn’t just love a teenager at that age? Electronic music composer Andre Obin just released a new one-off single, “Siren,” and St. Nothing remains one of our favorite new musical projects to emerge over the past year. Line-up: stacked.
We’ve been entranced by local electro-pop duo Miss Geo ever since we heard “Waves” many moons ago, and tonight Paz and Abby deliver on a long-awaited EP of warm synths and pop-leaning melodies.
Back from the ’80s with a new EP that echoes their pioneering underground synthpop sound from three decades ago (before band member Mark Pothier joined up with Ministry), Adventure Set are proving 2011 “comeback” was no fluke. Meanwhile, Boston dance-pop queen Casey Desmond brings a creative spark back to Lansdowne Street.