The hip intersection of Mesh and the Rickshaw Stop will once again bring the party this weekend with a trio of local electro pop headed by Hey Willpower, with Rubies and Casy and Brian. To top it off, rumor has it Rubies will be joined onstage for two songs by Erlend Ã˜ye from Kings of Convenience.
DJs Jenny Fake and Omar of Popscene will keep the dance floor moving all night long in between and after sets.
The show starts at 9pm, is $8 before 11pm ($10 after), 18+.
From the MESH Press Release:
Hey Willpower returns to the stage having kept a low profile over the past several months, making this a highly, highly anticipated performance. Having toured with the likes of Le Tigre & Scissor Sisters, collaborated with Peaches and Annie and unabashedly declared their love of dance pop music, Hey Willpower knows how to turn the party out. Frontman Will Schwartz (Imperial Teen) is joined by Tomo (Tussle) and two masterful backup dancers who gel together to create an unforgettable show. Sorry JT, but Schwartz has been bringing sexy back for years.
Rubies was started by Simone Rubi of Call & Response, who has since been joined by Terri Loewenthal (also of Call Response) and Amy Cooper, who, as a solo artist has been blowing audiences down south since she moved to LA from San Francisco a couple years back. Together, they create smooth, poppy, danceable songs that soothe in a sweet, not saccharine manner. The band is defined by its beautiful harmonies over organic beats. Rubies is set to release its debut album this fall.
Openers Casy & Brian landed in San Francisco via Seattle where they were turning out house parties and clubs as Catbees with an intense drum and keyboard electro-thrash sound. Imputor Records is set to release the duoâ€™s debut this summer, and they have steadily been gaining much notice in the Bay.