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A quick primer: while SBTRKT and Rustie, musically, are both electronic, they definitely feed from opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to performing. When I caught them back in mid-June and they took to the Republic stage here in New Orleans, it wasn't opposites at all -- it was equal amounts of energy flowing forth. Rustie, who was a...
Last Wednesday evening, Washed Out and Small Black, both of which are part of a new electronic evolution of dance music, brought their chill-wave vibes to the House of Blues here in New Orleans. Both bands take a comprehensive approach to their performances, using a full band for their songs and not relying simply on laptops or electronics to...
Electronic music is an ever-changing genre. For the most part the “club” was the only place you could hear beats in the past. As the genera evolved, the club mentality is now a thing of the past. Massive DJ sets have invaded the main stream and taking on their popularity, the EDM/IDM movement was born....
The Swedish trip-hop, neo soul, electronic band Little Dragon brought their imaginative tunes and stage show to the stage of the Republic earlier this month. The full house was entertained by material chiefly from this year’s Nabuma Rubberband as well as the first three albums. Lawrence Rothman, a somewhat darker electronic band had the duties of opening and...
If you didn’t leave the sold out Modest Mouse show at the Civic a few weeks ago with half an ass, you weren’t rocking hard enough. To be honest, my 'Mouse' knowledge is pretty limited, just never really got into them past. I really only listened to The Moon & Antarctica which the night’s set had several...
To say Sunday night’s post-Jazz Fest show at the Civic Theater was epic would be a massive understatement. Scottish post-rockers Mogwai took no prisoners as they treated a packed house to a truly unforgettable evening. Starting off the evening to a sparse crowd was Majeure, a project of A.E. Paterra, the drummer for the space rock band Zombi....
What do you get when you cross The Shins and Danger Mouse with a smidge of Duran Duran influence? You get Broken Bells. The band is composed of artist-producer Brian Burton (better known as Danger Mouse) and James Mercer, the lead vocalist and guitarist for the indie rock band The Shins. Broken Bells compose and create as a...
Dr. Dog brought their near-jamband styling to the newly renovated Civic Theatre in New Orleans last month. Opening up the set was Merge Recording artists Saint Rich, a charismatic and well-polished jam band from New Jersey. They are touring in support of their latest effort Beyond the Drone of which the bulk of their set was based....
It’s hard to believe that Skinny Puppy was formed a little over thirty years ago in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Through all their ups and downs, hiatuses’, and all, the band has managed to keep to their core and deliver one hell of a show. To say their performances are over the top would be a...
The IDM movement has been in full swing now for a while. Taking notes from the bigger electronic / dance acts like Moby, BT, and Paul Van Dyke to name a few, several smaller bands have been able to make a notch for themselves. One such band carving their way into the scene is Spain’s very own...

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