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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tonight in Music

posted by on February 26 at 9:00 AM


(Music) MSTRKRFT’s Jesse Keeler recently explained the title of the techno rockers’ new single, “VUVUVU,” thusly: “The song was inadvertently named by Xavier [de Rosnay] from Justice. He says the music they make is [imitates] ‘PRPRPRPR TISH, PRPRPRPR TISH’ and the music we make is ‘VUVUVU.’” Indeed, MSTRKRFT’s DJ sets keep up a thick, heavy bass pulse more in line with straight techno than with Justice’s metal riffs and disco breaks. With LA Riots and Lazaro Casanova. (Neumo’s, 925 E Pike St, 709-9467. 8 pm, $13, all ages.) Eric Grandy

And Holy Fuck is back already? Didn’t they just play within the past few weeks? Are they really playing again? Yes, yes, and yes:


Holy Fuck, A Place to Bury Strangers, the Purrs
(Chop Suey) Fucked up at 4:00 a.m. at a friend’s house: Upon seeing some massive, knob-intensive guitar pedals scattered around his coffee table, I say, “What are you, A Place to Bury Strangers?” Well, we all had a good laugh about that one, because that’s the sort of lame shit that passes as humor between music critics (thanks for reminding me of that when I was sober, btw). See, A Place to Bury Strangers are the band of one Oliver Ackerman, who makes custom-built guitar pedals as Death by Audio as his day job. Not surprisingly, A Place to Bury Strangers’ distortion-drenched shoegaze, reverberating drones, and amplified windups serve as a kind of showcase for dude’s wares, demonstrating the awesome power of a good effects chain. But A Place to Bury Strangers are far from showroom dummies; their dark self-titled debut is a sonic landmine, sure to blow up live. ERIC GRANDY

And from this week’s BITB by Mr. Parks:

Harsh is back with a one-off at the Rendezvous on Tuesday, February 26. As always, their artists have the best names around, with Herpes Hideaway, Red Squirrel, and In the Age of Terminal Static joining D.C.’s Bajskorv for a night of “electronic death.”

And lastly, from this week’s Score by Mr. Delaurenti (who also suggested Harsh):

Wryly billed as “hot Latin music, circa 1500,” the Early Music Guild has imported this outfit to showcase work by Juan de Encina, Diego Ortiz, Miguel de Fuenllana, and anonymous Sephardic Jewish composers. With countertenor Jose Lémos. Preconcert talk starts at 7 pm. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 325-7066, 8 pm, $15—$35.

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