Inc. w/Fielded, William WolfPop/Rock
Putting a new twist on ’80s and ’90s R&B is en vogue without a doubt, but as with any fashionable style, the skill and ingenuity of practitioners will vary. Brothers Daniel and Andrew Aged, the Los Angeles-based duo better known as Inc., have made a strong start with their ethereal interpretation. Like The xx, their croons barely rise above a whisper, but they flavor their mix with some period beat production and chiming post-punk guitar on No World, their full-length debut for 4AD. Former punker William Wolf deserves credit for exploring some new territory by casting semi-gangsta rap verses against a LaFace backdrop, though the joints still need sanding in a few places. Fielded, however, is something completely different, and an unreserved addition to our wheelhouse. A project of Skyblazer/Festival frontwoman Lindsay Powell, the new album Ninety Thirty Thirty takes production ideas from this vintage and wraps them around a loose sci-fi narrative, pulling in elements of post-disco dance pop and ’70s album rock. Think Stevie Nicks fronting Frankie Goes to Hollywood in a touring musical written by Brian Eno.
Thu, Jul 11 | 8:00 PM
Presale ($12.00) & Day of show ($15.00)
18 and over