Electronic / Dance
The Ladies of LCD Sound System, ft. Nancy Whang (DFA/LCD Soundsystem), Gavin Rayna Russom
DJ Boyhollow, L.A. Zwicky
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Nancy Whang (DFA/LCD Soundsystem)
Nancy Whang is among the few who can lay claim to being a key figure in the heady early days of the rise of DFA Records, and her DJ sets remain faithful to the post-punk party aesthetic upon which DFA was founded. Nancy's contributions on early 12"'s by LCD Soundsystem and The Juan MacLean quickly lead to her full-time involvement as a permanent member in each of those bands. Shortly after, guest appearances on Soulwax's seminal track 'E Talking' and Munk's 'Kick Out The Chairs' solidified her place as a highly sought after vocalist in the burgeoning alternative dance music scene.
It was this auspicious debut upon which Nancy has since built an electrifying career as a touring and recording member of LCD Soundsystem. Logging years of touring miles, Nancy was instrumental in establishing LCD as one of the decades most exciting live bands, headlining some of the greatest festivals worldwide in addition to endless club gigs. As if that were not enough, in LCD's downtime Nancy also fronted DFA act The Juan MacLean, again setting off on rigorous touring schedules of both festivals and clubs across the globe. Her appearance on The Juan MacLean's massive dance hit 'Happy House' once again solidified her place as a sort of hitmaking voice of underground dance music.
Of course, all of this live band action is only half of the DFA equation; DJ'ing has always been equally prominent. Like James Murphy, Juan MacLean, Holy Ghost, Shit Robot, Eric Duncan and other members of the DFA collective, Nancy found herself honing her skills as a DJ at various afterparties and special events. While many of her peers at DFA ventured out into the world of late night club-friendly dj'ing, Nancy has stayed firmly rooted in the eclecticism of what could now be considered the defining style of DFA. Her sets have an emphasis on fun, an echoing of the glory days of the NYC scene of the 80's in which disco, proto-house, postpunk, noise, electro, and latin influences all conspire to keep things interesting. No loopy late-night darkness here. Nancy's sets might feature dance party friendly tracks by Liquid Liquid, Deee-Lite, Nu Shooz, Annie, Sexual Harassment, Frankie Knuckles, Kraftwerk, Lipps Inc., and of course the newest and classic tracks from her own DFA label.
Nancy continues to fill her schedule with worldwide DJ bookings while working on the next full album by The Juan MacLean.
Gavin Rayna Russom
Gavin Rayna Russom is a New York based multimedia artist and composer of electronic music. She has produced some of the most interesting and influential art and music of the last 15 years both in collaborations such as Delia Gonzalez and Gavin Russom, Black Leotard Front and The Crystal Ark and as a solo artist under aliases such as Black Meteoric Star, Hail of Arrows and under her own name. Much of her work is informed by her deep relationship with the analog synthesizer, a tool she has applied herself to not only as a composer and player but also as a designer and builder since 1999. In addition to recording and performing music she also creates the visual elements for her work including installations, music videos, record covers, costumes, sets and props. Russom is also a member of the groups Arthur Russell’s Instrumentals Directed by Peter Gordon, Sacred Ar†icle and LCD Soundsystem.
hollow aka boyhollow is an old goth that plays music for hipsters, indie-rockers, bass-heads, gays, party kids, gender-crushers, meat-heads, woo girls and even the occasional hippie. He doesn’t believe in writing bios containing a bunch of cliches about what an awesome DJ he is. He’d rather be making you dance.
He is co-founder of Lipgloss (est. 2001), Denver’s longest running and most awarded club-night. Lipgloss was instrumental in - if not arguably responsible for - creating Denver’s indie dance scene.
He has worked with, performed at and produced parties with some of music’s biggest names: New Order, Passion Pit, The XX, Girl Talk, Miami Horror, The Juan Maclean, Miike Snow, Yeasayer, !!!, MSTRKRFT, Autoerotique, Figure, Mars Volta, Simian Mobile Disco, Steve Aoki, Bloody Beetroots, Chromeo, Calvertron, Le Castle Vania, Treasure Fingers, VHS or Beta, Le Tigre, Felix Cartal, Fake Blood, Blondie, Interpol, Phoenix, Boys Noize, Crookers, LCD Soundsystem, Guns'n'Bombs, Mustard Pimp, Junkie XL, LA Riots, The Faint, K.I.M. (The Presets), Chuckie, Cool Kids, Muse, Tommie Sunshine, The Klaxons, Devo, The Cars, Toxic Avenger, Daedelus, Snowden, RAC DJ's, The Motherfucking Gaslamp Killer, The Rapture, Airborne Toxic Event, Ghostland Observatory, The Bravery, She Wants Revenge, Mickey Avalon, Electric Six, Paparazzi, Paul Anthony, Bird Peterson, Hot Pink Delorean, Ladytron, Blaqk Audio, Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order), James Iha (The Smashing Pumpkins) Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce (The Smiths), Spencer Moody (Murder City Devils), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Stellastar*, Nadastrom, Anna Lunoe, Keane, Blondie and many more that have fallen into the drunken haze of time.
“L.A. Zwicky has been on the Denver scene since the beginning of 2010 when she helped start the Real Is a Feeling monthly at Meadowlark Bar. With the momentum from that initial foray into the sounds of the cities underground circuitry she broke off to form DAMN GURL, a monthly queer dance party named 'Best Dance Party in Denver' by Westword 2012.
She has since opened for the likes of Peaches, Big Freedia, Zebra Katz, Raja Gemini, TT the Artist, Mykki Blanco, Das Racist, Brenmar, DJ Sprinkles, Jerome LOL, Wallpaper, Christeene + more.
Her sets cut across genres of contemporary globe-trotting electronic dance music with a flair for the inspired, fierce, and unheard. Catch her at various local bass heavy and booty inspired institutes such as her new queer monthly, Sass Capacity.”
$18.00 - $42.00
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