Who's Got Our Dancin' Pants? We Need 'Em Back!
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 21, 2007 6:33PM
Man, if ever there was an evening to get your groove on, this evening is that evening.
Daniel Ash has a long, storied career manning the axe in not one, but three, groundbreaking bands — Bauhaus, Tones On Tail, and Love And Rockets. Whilst those past acts are known for their atmospherics, said atmospherics owing a pretty huge debt to Ash's guitar work, the man's DJ sets are a world apart. Which is why we find it a little funny that tonight's set at Neo is being touted as something coming from the "godfather of goth." (Dude, admit it, Bauhaus was always way more T. Rex tight-pants than doom-n-gloom deathwatch.) In our experience, Ash seems most at home spinning house and disco, so we expect tonight show to be packed with mystified fans expecting the 60-minute remix of "Bela Lugosi's Dead." At the same time, we expect that when Ash breaks out the Herve Goes Low remix of Larry Tee's "Licky," the crowd will go nuts no matter what.
Across town, in hipsterville, Brazilians Bonde do Rolê will be decimating the Empty Bottle's stage. Their mixture of baile punk-funk is super-infectous and sure to get even the most staid white-belts wearers itching to shimmy out of their skinny jeans. We were first exposed to this exuberant trio through the Diplo produced / sponsored Melô Do Tabaco tape, and they had us from the first twisted strains of Alice In Chains' "Man In A Box" refashioned as a funky dancefloor stomper. And their debut, With Lasers, remains one of the few albums we've actually bought through iTunes, because we simply couldn't wait for our review copy to arrive via snail mail.
Daniel Ash DJs at Neo tonight, and is $15 at the door.
Bonde do Rolê plays at The Empty Bottle tonight, and you can get your tickets here.