The Most Blogged About Show This Week

Class Actress

I think the Mayans were trying to bait us all into thinking the world was going to end a few weeks ago so we’d all panic and kill each other in some sort of vile, nuclear bloodbath, so that they may rise from their subterranean enclave and reinhabit the seemingly perfect world we’re enjoying in 2013. It’s a glorious world, with an active David Bowie, naked waitresses serving up artisanal pies at Roberta’s and a new Silent Barn and Market Hotel (soon enough?)

It’s a world where Class Actress and Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Spring roam free, or at least play for free with DJ sets from Neon Indian, Chairlift and Lemonade at 285 Kent on Thursday nights.

It’s a magical world where a Montreal-based producer who works with Grimes called Majical Cloudz emerges from obscurity to play alongside of darkwave acts with chilling visuals like The Soft Moon down at Mercury Lounge on 58 degree January nights like tonight.

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Ticket Giveaway: Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival This Saturday

This Saturday, the 3rd annual celebration of NYC’s electronic music landscape is back! Both Public Assembly and Music Hall of Willaimsburg will be hosting Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival with a ridiculous lineup just waiting to get you moving.

Enjoy some of our favorite bands including Javelin, BRAHMS, Class Actress, Penguin Prison, Lemonade, Treasure Fingers, Kid Sister, PUNCHES, and many many MORE! Sounds like crazy fun, huh?

Well, this year will be introducing the BEMF Café for one night only– connecting the two venues into one all out party with DJs as well as menu discounts and food packages for BEMF ticket holders.

We’ve got a pair of tickets for one lucky reader… all you have to do is comment below for a chance to win!

Grab tickets and more info here:

Class Actress and Brahms at Mercury Lounge 8.19.10

Since Lodge has the worst service in Brooklyn (and the best Blueberry Lemonade), we missed the first half of last night’s show at Mercury Lounge– though we heard that Sherlocks Daughter and Sun Airway were great. Luckily, we got there just in time to catch Class Actress and Brahms, who have quickly climbed to the top of our recent favorites list. First we were swooned by the electro crooning of Elizabeth Harper followed by a lightshow from Brahms. After being locked up in what Cale Parks called a “sweatbox in Greenpoint”, the Brahms boys emerged from a month long recording session to play the first NYC show since ending their most recent tour.

We’ll post a fairly mediocre video of Class Actress, shot by yours truly on a point and shoot, as soon as YouTube is done “processing” it. Real music journalism right here, folks!

UPDATED video:

More photos from the show after the jump.

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