Electronic

Electronic

Time: 
7:30
Band name: 
The Vacant Lots
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/THEVACANTLOTS/
Venue name: 
Sunnyvale Brooklyn
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Sis plays Amnesia October 17

Photo credit Andrew Paynter

Berkeley-based Sis is playing Amnesia tonight to celebrate the release of their sophomore album, Gas Station Roses (Native Cat Recordings). The band, led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Jenny Gillespie Mason, has a soulful psych rock feel with Peter Gabriel and Talking Heads influences alongside Afropop and Japanese pop. Sis is composed of Mason and two members from the band Meerna, Carly Bond (electric guitar, flutes, vocals) and Rob Shelton (synths, programming) who help bring this album into the new dimensions. Come check them out tonight with Lalin St. Juste and Sitka Sun.  - Lucille Faulkner

   

Go Fight "Athem"

Electro-Industrial band Go Fight has released a powerful new cover album called “Anthem”. The project takes socially and politically minded “Anthems” from bands you might not except like Soft Cell, Cabaret Voltaire, The Dead Milkmen, and Die Warzau. These are songs that may have otherwise gone unnoticed, but resonate today, in some case, louder than they when they were written decades ago.

The band is encourages fans and anyone who will listen to donate to RAICES who in the band’s words "work tirelessly to protect human life and dignity at the border. How we respond to people in need at our door, says everything about ho we are and who we could be”.

The album’s opening track and lead single is a great cover of Underworld’s 1988 song “Underneath the Radar”.

   

Dan Derks "Phylum"

Dan Derks released his latest album, “Phylum”, last week via the new label from Omar Akrouche and Zander Raymond, Proun Press.

This, the labels third release, is lush, warm, ambient music that will playfully fill any space you play it in. It is available digitally, but the 25 cassette tape run has been sold out.

Derks also hosts an amazing local podcast called “Sound + Process” that explores music with those whom create it.

   

Liam Benzvi channels pop songwriting through psych synth, plays The Dance 10.24

“It’s your birthday in heaven,” Brooklyn-based alternative pop artist Liam Benzvi croons over tactile synth arpeggios and ambient waves on forthcoming extended play Amnesia, USA. It’s a nice encapsulation of what makes Benzvi’s artistry an engrossing listen; there’s a penchant for high melodramatic songwriting that wouldn’t be out of place on the Billboard 100 with an instrumental backbone that’s somewhere between 80s synth-pop and 2010s chillwave. In the same vein, track “The Morning” maintains a Gen-X slow jam quality (and would be the perfect soundtrack for a reboot of any John Hughes film). Listen to them both below, and catch Benzvi’s EP release show on October 24th, supporting Aerial East.