If you have trouble listening to Kavinsky’s music (specifically the Lovefoxxx collaboration “Nightcall”) without seeing Ryan Gosling driving through L.A. with his hands on the wheel and a toothpick in his mouth, you are not alone: A year and a half ago, the opening scene to the movie Drive offered such a perfect pairing of audio and video that the two will always be linked. If you feel like breaking that association (or even if you don’t), turn to the French producer’s new OutRun, a collection of retro-bangers that surrounds “Nightcall” with a dozen new songs, most equally indebted to the sound of ’80s action movies. Once you finish, stock up on toothpicks and head to Webster Hall, where he headlines tonight’s Girls & Boys party.
Fri., March 8, 10 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 6, 2013