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EBM, no wave and AFI
To be brutally honest, the headliner for the below-described show—AFI aka A Fire Inside—leaves me cold. But LA-based AFI tourmates Youth Code, an electro-industrial duo, and post-punk/no wave trio Coming are worth the price of admission. One symbol of Youth Code’s avant cred is the distinction of being among a handful of acts—other than Psychic TV—to be distributed by Edward O’Dowd and Genesis P-Orridge’s newish label, Angry Love Productions. Youth Code’s self-titled full-length debut dropped on Dais Records this past September, and that sample-rich release exemplifies the duo’s influences, “muscle and hate.” Electro fans ages 13 and over ought consider donning some latex for this gig on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Sunshine Theater (120 Central SW). The headbanging and arm-dancing starts at 8pm, and presale tickets are $27.
From roaches to Rolex
Waka Flocka Flame is no stranger to controversy. Currently the subject of a lawsuit by Gucci Mane, an outpouring of sympathy after the recent suicide of his younger brother, KayO Redd, has drowned out allegations against Flame née Juaquin Malphurs and his mother, Debra Antney (who used to manage Gucci Mane). If you care less about industry drama than hit songs, consider checking out Waka Flocka at Sister (407 Central NW) on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Fat Fish, Boy Dirrt, Kron Jeremy and DJ Souliva open this 21-plus gig starting at 8pm. Presale tickets range from $20 to $25, and there’s a pre-show Waka Flocka meet-and-greet at Just Urban Smoke Shop (1319 San Mateo NE) from 6 to 7pm.
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