with Teengirl Fantasy, Laurel Halo, Kelela, Fatherhood & La Big Vic
Thu February 14th, 2013
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 10:00PM
Show Time: 10:00PM
Event Ticket: $12
Day of Show: $14
This is a general admission, standing event.
This event will be streamed live online through Pitchfork.
Bandshell presents ‘Kiss of Life’ – Valentine’s at (le) poisson rouge
Oberlin’s house heroes Teengirl Fantasy are currently coming off a huge year, one which has seen them release their long-awaited debut LP “7AM” to widespread critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, with everyone from Pitchfork and The Fader to Dazed and Confused and DJ Magazine becoming entranced by their beguilingly off-kilter vein of sprawling, throbbing electronica. The album ended up on more year-end lists than can be counted, with Time Out even naming them one of 5 bands to watch in 2011, and the likes of the Guardian, FACT, Juno and XLR8R selecting their genre-defying, breakthrough anthem “Cheaters” as one of the best tracks of the year.
Just as the album is one of the most beautiful and unusual things you’re likely to hear, so their shows are also truly unmissable events, and rare opportunities to see the pair play their music where it truly belongs — in a live setting, on a dancefloor.
La Big Vic
Since forming out of a drafty residential loft building in the Hasidic section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s La Big Vic has captured the heart of the American underground as a band that encapsulates the melting pot that is New York City. Toshio Masuda, a Japanese producer and multi-instrumentalist with a background in J-Pop and R&B, started the band in late 2009 with Emilie Friedlander, a classically trained vocalist and violinist who also happens to be a well-regarded music journalist. Soon joined by Peter Pearson, a keyboard player and avant-garde composer who restores vintage synthesizers by day, they bonded over an interest in repetition, the melding of electronic and analog sounds, and a panoply of musical reference points including dub, ‘70s electronic music, and the trip-hop of the early aughts. Unmoved by revivalism, they explored interconnecting ideas of musical expression, wielding inspirations more as paint than as the image being captured.