This week’s action begins big early and then tails off into, well, pretty much nothing. It’s a big night for a Thursday this week. I don’t get it. Is something going down on Thursday or something? Oh well. Let’s get the big one out of the way first:
Wednesday, September 30th
The People’s Republic of Pink Party, Barbie Café, 9 PM-1 AM
I would give you all the details for this one, but you probably already know them. Should be a giant, pink rager. Think China after a few hundred machine washings. You know what else is pink? Pigs flying, which is what will happen if you see me at this ridiculous farce.
S.T.D. presents Jeans Team, YuYinTang, 10 PM
Keeping with the pink theme, we head over to YuYinTang and now I can finally share with you a delightful quote (in reference to this German DJ duo’s prospective set): “Expect hot Germanic techno love to rain down all over you.” Read it again. And again. Over and over. Don’t stop. Share my titillation. I feel soiled after having run my eyes over that sentence. I feel like Siegfried and Roy were just wrung out a couple feet above my head.
Thursday, October 1st
The (International) Noise Conspiracy, YuYinTang, 9 PM
Is there a better day for this band to play China? I say no. This is not the first time they have been here, but it should be a good show if you like your abrasive, political, punk-type tones. They have a good lineup of openers, too (Duck Fight Goose, Crazy Mushroom, and the Offset: Spectacles). With all the parentheses and colons this is also a lineup of crazy punctuation. Does anyone else notice this stuff? No? I’m glad I’m here then.
Indie Heart Attack, Not Me, late
Not Me is your official and unofficial after-party headquarters this week, hosting them on both Wednesday (after you’ve been rained down upon) and Thursday. This newish club has been catching some buzz lately, that’s for sure, but who really believes the hype? Not me. In a related story, I just flew in from Abu Dhabi and, boy, are my arms tired! Thank you! I’m here all week!
Friday-Sunday, October 2-4th
Pick a club, any club
Don’t call it a cop-out! I’ve been here for years! Really, I wish I could be more specific, but it comes down to what type of electronic music you like, if any. If you’re here, I don’t think it will be a big weekend for live bands. YuYinTang, Dada, the Shelter, Mural, and LOgO are all hosting DJ parties. So if you’re these guys or these guys, I guess you’re stoked.
To make up for this unacceptably horrendous version of Editor’s Picks, let me share with you a story about the real victims of the economic crisis. I’ve been keeping this one under my hat for awhile. Heartbreaking stuff.
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