Review: Lust For Youth plays to a problematic crowd at Elbo Room

Last weekend, Copenhagen’s Lust For Youth headlined EBM/New Beat dance night Bodyshock’s 2 year anniversary at Elbo Room, along with Marshstepper, Varg, and resident DJs Crackwhore, Blk Rainbow, and Unit 77. As is usual on a Friday night, the block around the venue on the corner of Valencia and Sycamore streets was crowded with people coming and going, and the upstairs room where everyone was gathered was lit with its usual dim fixtures and colored lasers, multiplied by mirrors and fog machines. I’ve been to many great shows and parties in that upstairs room, and this show especially excited me [...]

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Pharmakon playing two SF shows in June, joined by Lust For Youth @ Elbo Room, 6/19/13

Sacred Bones Records label mates Pharmakon and Lust For Youth will team up for a show at the Elbo Room on June 19, and the former will also perform at The Lab on June 21 as part of the Division of Labor Festival 2013. Pharmakon, the gorgeously abrasive and disturbingly confrontational power-electronic/noise project of New York City performance artist Margaret Chardiet, will headline the night at the Elbo Room and be joined by O.P.P. and Gerritt Wittmer two nights later at The Lab. Her proper full-length debut, Abandon, was recently released on Sacred Bones to critical acclaim. Pharmakon's post-industrial cacophony [...]

Sacred Bones Records hosting fifth anniversary party in Pioneertown on 12/21/12

Brooklyn label Sacred Bones Records is fêting its fifth anniversary with a December 21st gig on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Yes, the label "driven by pure originality and style" is retreating to Pioneertown, just down the road from Joshua Tree National Park, to host its celebration at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace with an all-star lineup featuring Zola Jesus, Wymond Miles (of The Fresh & Onlys), Psychic Ills, Cult of Youth, Pop. 1280, Lust for Youth, and "several" mystery special guests. Why the desert, you ask? "We wanted to do something really special like a destination event for [...]

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