Frank Hoier and Moselle Spiller may be the cutest couple in rock and roll—but that's not why you should see Boom Chick play live tonight at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW), says Samantha Anne Scott. She explains what’s-the-fuss about the Brooklyn band here. The show begins at 9 p.m. and will be opened by locals The Scrams and Red Light Cameras—$5 and an ID that proves you’re 21-or-over gets you in.
Boom Chick tonight at Low Spirits with The Scrams and Red Light Cameras
Q & A with half an atomic duo
Self-described “cyberdelic pop,” Albuquerque’s latest synthbeat group The Gatherers has rapidly—and deservedly—become a local favorite. Dreamy female/male vocals are tidily mixed with the sublime instrumentation of live (yes!) bass and drums, keys, loops and lots of knob twisting on little black boxes. A few tracks off this debut CD (especially “Dark Triangle”) have a great Ladytron feel, and that’s as high a compliment as can be given to any synthpop band. As good as Kurt Russell is, it barely hints at the brilliant live shows of The Gatherers. There’s more recordings to come soon. Expect major things.