Electric Six

Electric Six (10:00 PM)

Parlour Tricks (9:00 PM)

Fri, March 18, 2016

8:00 pm

Adv Tix $15.00 / Day of Show Tix $20.00

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Electric Six - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Electric Six
Mortality. It’s the primary reason we don’t live forever. If not for our mortality, the number of years each of us would have to roam this earth would be as infinite as the sands of time running through the earth itself. When extraterrestrials eventually make first contact with us within the next twenty years, the first glaringly obvious thing they will notice…is that we die. They will come to our planet with sinister intentions and they will immediately have the upper hand because we die…and they don’t. It’s a simple as that. And it’s all because of our mortality.

While aliens (and the government!!!!!) will always be there to kill us, we have for generations used our cold dead hands to clutch onto whatever silver lining we could sew into the dark cloud of our everlasting mortality. Specifically, we tell ourselves that we can live forever, not in corporeal form, but through our creations of art…and our expressions of love.

Thusly, art and love are more important than ever, because they are now the conduits that preserve our life forces. If you don’t create art and you don’t love nobody…well then, you will be forgotten, rather quickly. No one wants to be forgotten rather quickly. No one more so…than Electric Six.

Electric Six understands all this stuff as it prepares to unveil its eleventh studio album Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die!, which will be released on October 6 on Metropolis Records. The album is steeped in themes of mortality, death, discorporation and discoloration…all while it tries to convince you it is actually a work of art, a labour of love.

From the pounding, driving opener, “Drone Strikes”, through the 1970s guitar anthem “Two Dollar Two”, Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die! reveals that Electric Six knows that it is going to die, but will not go out quietly. From there, the album moves through the pop goodness of “Kids Are Evil” and “A Variation of Elaine”, the prog-rock showmanship of “Slow Motion Man”, and even a tribute to Elvis Presley in his more rotund years with “Dime Dime Penny Dime”.

“Big Red Arthur” is the anchor track of the album, as it emits a rock-opera bombast that is reminiscent of Radiohead sodomizing David Bowie in the center of his mind. It, like most of the songs on this record, is about death…but it’s kind of funny because it’s only about the death of a fake, out-of-shape drunk Santa Claus who is too fucking stupid to make it down the chimney correctly. In this case, we just end up laughing at death. And that’s uplifting.

To summarize, mortality is everywhere, and this fall, thanks to their new record Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die!, Electric Six will be everywhere too. Everybody gonna die someday, but with Electric Six’s new album, you no longer have to worry about any of it. Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die is Electric Six’s brand new record for 2015 and it is available on Metropolis Records on Oct. 2. You can come see Electric Six play in your town on the I Wanna Lick The Screen tour, starting in their home state of Michigan on Sept. 25.

Electric Six is:

Dick Valentine - Vocals
Da Ve - Guitar
Johnny Na$hinal - Guitar
Smorgasbord - Bass
Tait Nucleus? - Keyboard
Percussion World - Drums
Parlour Tricks - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Parlour Tricks
PARLOUR TRICKS has spent the last few years building a loyal fan base and wowing critics with their "big, bold and powerful" three-part harmonies and chameleonic blend of indie pop and alternative rock. Recipients of the Village Voice's award for Best Pop Band in New York 2014, the band tours frequently and has earned slots at festivals including Bonnaroo, SXSW, Summerfest, and both CMJ and CBGB Fests in their hometown of New York City. For their Bar/None Records debut BROKEN HEARTS / BONES, Parlour Tricks traveled down to Nashville frequently to work with producer Emery Dobyns (Suzanne Vega, Noah & The Whale). With influences as diverse as Nine Inch Nails and The Andrews Sisters, the band calls the album "pop", but they're perfectly happy not being able to specify exactly what that means. “'Pop' was a dirty word for a while,” says lead singer and songwriter Lily Cato. “Not anymore. The idea of pop music has changed. It’s still changing. Now it seems like a hundred different genres at once. It gives us a lot of room to explore.”
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change