I know it's wrong to make you fall in love with me
Ya like synth pop? Fabulous lady singers? Sweden? Bands that describe their sound as "4 queers, 3 chords, 100 melodies?" Fiercely competitive DJ-battling? Celebrating the first day of Hannukah with drink specials? All of the above? If your answer was YES, then you need to mark your calendar in red STAT 'cause Jeff K and I have put together an event that celebrates all those things!
You are cordially invited to:
Neon Lights presents...
Friday, December 15th
THE BALLET - 11 PM
In My Head (ysi link)
"The Ballet has been a band for barely over a year, and they only pressed 200 copies of their debut full-length, which comes packaged in hand-folded envelopes and is totally brilliant, full of adorable, infectious songs that toe a line between 60s bubblegum pop and stylized 90s indie pop. They're fast becoming one of our favorite bands.... Kudos to Brooklyn Vegan for jumping all over these guys a few months back. Their orchestral pop is driven by brilliant melodies you can't believe haven't been used before." - The L Magazine
THIEVES LIKE US - 10 PM
Drugs in My Body (ysi link)
"The European electronic force is strong with this Swedish-American trio, now based in NYC, and anyone listening to their new 12" of Drugs in my Body will be left wondering why the title track and b-side Fass are not played regularly in their local club of musical entertainment...Unhinged as hell Drugs in My Body is like a clap happy Ween taking Daft Punk to the disco. If they take Cut Copy with them and they are in a dancing mood then we might be near." - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
LISMORE - 9 PM
Tremolo (ysi link)
"Lismore "Pour Un Ancien Ami" - This sounds like female-fronted early 90s Euro-indie rock (let's say Sleeper or Lush, for example) encased in a block of ice. Either that, or the song equivalent of this drawing that my man John Cei Douglas drew the other day. Chilly but sweet, like music sorbet." - Fluxblog
BELL 8 PM
Echinacea (ysi link)
"If I didn't know better I'd expect Olga Bell, to be already signed and have a million fans, possibly even have sold out to a car commercial. But, I know nothing about her, save the fact that her work is part springtime tulip, part bitter wit, part grey morning heartbreak, part happy day, and all sorts of fresh and snappy. Is she American? Is she working on more songs? How can I get my fingers on an album? And, why is she so damn cute?" - Strawberryfire
Featuring DJs Earfarm, Colleen Crumbcake and Fluxblog
The Delancey , 168 Delancey Street (between Clinton and Attorney)
7:30 PM doors, 8 PM show
$10 ($3 Beers from 7:30-8:30 , $6 Beer + Whiskey combo from 9:30-10:30, Plus one more mystery drink special at Midnight.