Big Business, Torche, Helms Alee
w/ DJ 1000TimesYes
Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Big Business, Torche and Helms Alee are three of my favoritest bands in the whole wide world, as all of ‘em embody that joyful, euphoric, cloud-punching, goosebumpy, post-Lysol joy-sludge that I live and breathe on… prolly what I imagine Lady Gaga would call the “edge of glory,” right? As a naturally negative and misanthropic person, their uplifting melodies have been wildly influential for me, working like a drug. I am ecstatic to have the whoppertunity to spin records in between their sets. Here’s hoping I don’t fuck it up.
In honor of the occasion, I will be spinning only music that dwells in similarly triumphant, mountaintop-standing, heaven-gazing melodies, crossing the boundaries of punk, metal, mersh, dance music, hip-hop and noise. This means Hüsker Dü, Robyn, Tim Hecker, Fuck Buttons, Baroness, Big Country, Three 6 Mafia, Peter Gabriel, Goldfrapp, T.I.’s “What You Know,” the slowed-down Bieber song—basically the optimistic, stay-high-igh-igh shit I would pay any of these bands hard American money to cover. I will probably be the the first dude to play an ABBA song to a bunch of bearded Hydra Head fans. So, here come the waterworks!
This is all a preview of a Podcast I’m cooking up for the FatCat Records blog once my turntable gets fixed, so you’ll be able to take this little burst of sunshine home with you soon. I have no idea where the DJ booth is at MHOW, but if you find I feel free to say hi. I’ll have books and hugs.