The last time she was in Boston, she was here not as a DJ, but as a rock journo.
“I came to interview Aerosmith,” Hobbs recalls to the Dig. “Guitarist Joe Perry was absolutely enchanting. We ate clam chowder.” Continue reading
It wouldn’t be a New England electronic music festival without the participation of one DJ Chris Ewen. Hard to overstate how important this man is in the history of the scene. He’s brought in a special guest for this year: DJ Ian Fford. Fford is the premier New York City subculture rock goth electro DJ. This isn’t your momma’s ‘80s party over at TT the Bear’s.
[Sat 4.23.11. 10 Brookline St., Central Sq., Cambridge. 617.492.2327. 9pm/18+/$5. ttthebears.com]
Switch is a UK-based DJ, songwriter, sound engineer and record producer. He is best known for his work with M.I.A. and Santigold. In 2009. Switch collaborated with fellow producer Diplo (whom he met through artist M.I.A.) under the name Major Lazer. What does that mean to you? That means whatever you got left on Friday night will be left in a sweaty mess on the dancefloor of Boston’s massive soundsystem at our only after-hours spot, Rise. This is something to lose sleep over.
[Fri 4.22.11. 306 Stuart St., Back Bay, Boston 1:30am/18+/$10 members/$20 non-members/$15 with student ID. riseclub.us]
“If classical music is dying … let’s help kill it.” Those are their words, not ours. AcousticaELECTRONICA, over at the Arts at the Armory, brings together young talent from the New England Conservatory and The Boston Conservatory who will reinterpret classical music with electronica, giving a fresh new voice to a beautiful tradition. The Wig will spin with live string quartet, guitar, vocals and piano. The Boston Soundpainting Orchestra will lead the audience in creating live compositions that they will hear later, breaking down the space between the performer and audience. Also visual artist Josh Wisdumb will improvise on canvas. Intrigued? We sure the Hell are.
[Fri 4.22.11. 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. 7pm/all ages/$10. artsatthearmory.org]
Celebrating its first-year anniversary, the SUBduction crew is bringing two superstars of the new bass scene to An Tain. The Night Slugs label is home to a lot of new names, but Egyptrixx is still-rising. With an ear towards the minimal, he still fills the space with space funk sounds that recalls some of the biggest names you know. Add to this bill the LOL Boys, a LA/Montreal act that has ties to Diplo’s Mad Decent label and über-blog Discobelle. Opening is G Notorious vs. Wheez-ie and General Motors vs. Vice-T.
[Thu 4.21.11. 31 India St., Boston. 617.426.1870. 9pm/21+/$10 adv, $12 dos. togetherboston.com]
Breakers is a high-energy form of tunage and this is the night to get familiar, as a special edition of this serious party is bringing the funk to Felt. Farace has been to Austia, Miami and back this year. Worcester’s own Sneaker and the Dryer puts on an Electronic Dance Music showcase that destroys dancefloors. Great Scott (not the venue!) has influences from early to mid ‘90s hip-hop and big beat, well as obscure world and ‘80s music. Resident JSB and DJ DC round it out. Get ready, get set, get ripped.
[Wed 4.20.11. 533 Washington St., Downtown Crossing, Boston. 617.350.5555. 9pm/21+/$7 adv, $10 guest list, $15 dos. feltclubboston.com]
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