L.A. space cadet and early-’80s bedroom-electro fetishist Dam-Funk reverently evokes the era when Prince looked like this and your equipment looked like this. Whether his debut full-length, Toeachizown, is mere nostalgia-drenched kitsch or heartfelt innovation is a question best pondered in a bowling alley, so catch him tonight at Brooklyn Bowl, free, courtesy The Fader, of course.
Bit of a sparse night otherwise. Ribald exhibitionist (and fellow funk-nostalgia purveyor) Har Mar Superstar is still at it o’er at Mercury Lounge: Expect copious amounts of male nudity, a/k/a “dudity.” Over at Monkeytown, psychedelic-folk songbirds (and YIMBY alumni) Christy & Emily offer more beguiling, disorienting psych-folk; the slightly older, weirder, and manlier Vic Chesnutt does much the same at Music Hall of Williamsburg, in a band with Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto and various Godspeed You! Black Emperor sorts of folks.
Actually tonight’s big whoop happens at midnight: The Michael Jackson flick This Is It premieres. Get thee to Fandango and keep up with the zeitgeist.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 27, 2009