Tomorrow is THE big day for all you lovebirds. If you haven’t made plans yet, consider this me helping you save face. So buy those presale tickets and tell your sweetie that you had the night under control the whole time. This thursday there are many goings-on to choose from, but I’ve got the cream of the crop right here. Whether your going for Cameo Gallery’s sensual “Rated R Valentine’s Day” with Lemonade, or Le Poisson Rouge’s “Kiss of Life” with Teengirl Fantasy and Laurel Halo, there’s a musical niche for every couple (or couple soon to be…).
Starting with tomorrow’s event at Cameo Gallery, things will be getting all hot and steamy with a headlining live performance from Lemonade. This group has released a stellar second LP, “Diver,” via True Panther Sounds. Tracks like Neptune are tropical and blissful with electronic undertones and perfect pop hooks. Think deep explorations of genres like early 90’s R&B and UK 2-step Garage as well as production touches from AVAN LAVA/ex-Fisherspooner’s Le Chev. It doesn’t stop there, buzzworthy bands ILLLs and Empress Of bring a little bit of rock and pop into the mix, as well as DJ sets from Heathered Pearls (Ghostly Intl.) and Evan Michael (Brooklyn Bass). Tickets start at only $10 and the night begins at 8:30PM.
Worlds collide at Le Poisson Rouge with electronic experimentalists Teengirl Fantasy and Laurel Halo. Both artists have had exponential success following the release of their latest LPs last year (Tracer and Quarantine, respectively). With big sounds of synth washes and acid techno lines from Teengirl, Laurel Halo compliments with her brand of edgy and spaced-out soundscapes. The lineup rounds out with Emilie Friedlander’s La Big Vic (Record Release Party), Kelela, and a DJ Set from Michael Magnan and Physical Therapy.
Over at South Williamsburg’s The Flat, a new Thursday resident party, CLASS celebrates a “Dance Party for your Energy Body.” Your hosts for the night include Max Pearl, an Editor for Cluster Magazine and head of the newly minted Sci-Fi & Fantasy Label. Followed by C.E.O. who runs Biatch Corp. records, a locally-run electronic imprint born in Colombia, encouraging multi-techno cultural interchange and committed to transforming our increasingly mad environment. Lastly, Voltox who is the co-founder of MOON II and Boston’s Queen of Techno, carting armloads of vinyl from just down the street. Video art will be provided by Mondo Fiasco.