The Sunday night after a week with a Monday holiday is a type of low that should be avoided at all costs. It reminds you that you shouldn’t get used to the peachy days of the previous week, when you only had to go to work for four days.
To avoid sinking into a Sunday night depression, head over to Middle East Downstairs for “Crush,” a dance party that will cure some of those looming Monday blues.
The headliner, Glasgow-based Rustie, looks about 13, but to say his music has an “old soul” quality is selling it short. It’s electronic dance music that’s at once hyper-clean and intensely dizzying. Think the soundtrack that your computer listens to when you open one too many windows and it starts to freak out—but if your computer were a big grey Macintosh from the late ’80s. You know what? I’ll make this easy: If you haven’t checked out Rustie’s 2011 release, Glass Swords, do so now.
Seriously. I’ll wait.
Ok, and we’re back. Isn’t it insane?
His multi-layered approach to creating a track makes every repeated bar sound unique and fresh, while maintaining an almost disco quality.
With a packed lineup that includes fellow Brits Nightwave and the clearly-disturbed-in-a-good-way Glass Teeth, if Sunday at Middle East can’t stop Monday from coming, it’ll at least make you forget about it for a few hours.
MIDDLE EAST DOWNSTAIRS
480 MASS. AVE