Black Rebel Motorcycle Club played the Showbox Market on Friday night. I have seen this band several times and they are always exciting and passionate. This Tuesday they released their latest CD, the stunning Beat the Devil’s Tattoo. They’re a fascinating band and new addition, drummer Leah Shapiro, is absolutely one of the top drummers out there today. I am so thrilled I got to take photos at their sultry show and I really think they should have a follow-up tour to bring them back here. Immediately please.
all photos by Dagmar
Gallery of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ the Showbox Market
Soft Cell‘s Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret is still one of the best albums ever. I am such a fan. It of course features their hit Tainted Love, but even better are Seedy Films, Frustration, Secret Life, Bedsitter, Chips on My Shoulder and Sex Dwarf.
I am also such a fan of Teletubbies, those wondrous creations who so terrorized many children and adults in the ’90s. And beyond. So how happy was I to come across this genius combination of Sex Dwarf and Teletubbies? Very.
The Gaslamp Killer knows how to entertain a crowd. He’s like a crazed and cool puppet. I don’t know why but I suspected, after listening to his EP My Troubled Mind, that he would be really awesome live – and I was right. He lets the music possess him. I am guessing the Australians will embrace him when he hits the antipodes soon. Photos:
photos by Dagmar
photos by Kirsten Buckman
Gallery of the Gaslamp Killer @ Neumos
Lights, who is Canadian artist Valerie Poxleitner, opened for Keane at the Moore this September. I think she has a gentle and quite adorable voice. She lists Wonder Woman as an influence. I can see the resemblance. Photos:
all photos by Dagmar – more: Gallery of Lights @ the Moore
Wolf Gang (AKA Max McElligott) is from London and I first read about him a while ago in NME. NME’s recently posted the video for his song The King and All His Men, and it’s a twisted one featuring the starkness of only black & white makeup and costumes. I especially like the person wearing a plague mask. I hope Wolf Gang makes it over to the States – this is just the kind of 80s music I really adore and other songs I’ve heard from him are equally cool.