announcement - November 12, 2011
Tonight: Dotsun Moon, Joywave, Early Attic, Lost Patrol
Soundlab presents a night of New York-based artists featuring
Buffalo natives Dotsun Moon and Early Attic, as well as the Rochester-based
Joywave and The Lost Patrol from downstate. Given the common thread of
electronic music and the backgrounds of each act, it's a good way to get
your dance on while supporting the local scene.
For those that lean toward electronic music, Dotsun Moon is your
go-to group of the night. The five-piece constructs synth-y arrangements
clearly influenced by the same genre of the eighties, accompanied by female
vocals that create a dark, driving beat. A contrast to the electro outfit
is Buffalo's Early Attic, an indie rock group with hints of electro-pop
influence. Blending beach-y guitar riffs and simple vocals backed by synth,
bass and drums, the fivesome is easy on the ears, prompting a buzzy, happy
feel that's not too saccharin sweet.
Rochester's Joywave is like a more pop-centric Two Door Cinema
Club, particularly when it comes to the sound of the guitar and drums.
Though a bit more pop than the aforementioned indie rock group, Joywave's
sound is easy for dancing and undeniably catchy. The veterans of tonight's
roster, The Lost Patrol, come to us all the way from the downstate area
where they've been playing music since 1998 with a revolving cast of characters.
Singer Mollie Israel is similar to Neko Case or a shy Anna Calvi, accompanied
by Stephen Masucci and Michael Williams, who all craft haunting wall-of-sound-like
Doors open tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7.
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