>>> Emynd and Bo Bliz have a mixtape, oh yes they do! It’s called Electro Cute, and tonight’s edition of White T’s & White Belts is the release party for it. Scott Matelic and Dan The Swede fill out the bill, and you know it’s gonna be the sweetness at the weirdest place on Earth, Ulana’s, Second & Bainbrige, free before 11pm.
>>> Big rock show at the Khyber: Eastern Conference Champions (ex-Laguardia dudes try to act like they weren’t in Laguardia), The War On Drugs (mems. of Capitol Years, whoa, look at their website), Kurt Vile (somehow, we know nothing about this guy) and, most interestingly, Get Him Eat Him, who are on the new label started up by The Catbird Seat and, oh, enough already, here’s the mp3:
Get Him Eat Him: “Exposure” [mp3]
Thoughts and observations: We’re crying “Rentals!” Also, we know this like we know nothing else: If this band was from Philly, we’d hate them. It’s hard to say why, but we would. We just would. Don’t even act like it’s not true.
>>> Do you remember Jaiko Suzuki? (Pictured.) She was the go-go dancer for a few years at Vampyros Lesbos, the party that launched one thousand Spock haircuts and introduced our entire h**ster generation to the music of Jaques DuTronc. Jaiko was the little lady who had all the sweet moves and was so cute you just wanted to put her in your pocket and take her home and make her bite your face. But sweetly. Anyway, VL is gone, but Jaiko’s got a new monthly called Mon Mon Mon Amour, and it’s picking up where the old one left off: Lots of insane Japanese pop, with some more Brasilian stuff and plenty plenty of le stuff en Fran┴ais. This time, though, Jaiko’s the DJ and Fatima Adamu‘s the dancer. Says Jaiko: “A night of insane pops from all over the world you just can’t stop dancing to/multi projections!” Sold! Silk City, 10pm, $5.
>>> Remember last Valentine’s Day when we did a big throwdown at The Metro Lounge? That was the last decent thing they had there. UNTIL Paper Street got its new weekly started there on New Year’s Eve with The Rub, et al. This week, though, it’s XXXPlosive! with Cosmo Baker, Pace Rock, Spank Rock, Brendan Bringem, Low B, Steve Bloodbath and holyshitthisdudeiseverywhere Dan The Swede. Quite a lineup, indeed, and if you haven’t been to Metro, check out because it has lots of weird little rooms and you can totally take one over and built a fort. Front & Fairmount, click link for list/reduced admission.
>>> Jews and Arabs alike are pissed, but don’t let that stop you from seeing Munich. The scenery is great and the clothes are fantastic! Oh, yes, it’s also a very poignant and cutting blah blah blah blah.
>>> Sometimes when you look at their name, it looks like ANAL BATROSS, and let’s just get it out of the way right now: Even that would be a better band name than An Albatross. See them meld screamo and “edgy” Erase-Errata-type jams like so, at the First Unitarian Church.
An Albatross: “The Revolutionary Politics Of Dance” [mp3]
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[Jaiko image courtesy Stefano Giovannini.]