DFA 1979

Friday night and no plans? Check out Death From Above 1979 @ Empty Bottle tonight, 7pm and 10pm. These guys rock. Here’s the write-up from the Empty Bottle site:

This is the first of two shows with Toronto’s white hot bass, drum and synth duo DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979. The group has released two fantastic EPs thus far – Head’s Up and Romantic Right, respectively – and have just issued a stunner of a full length in You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine. Frenetically appointed, the album is a booming dancepunk masterpiece, some next level shit that is blowing the minds of both critics and fans alike. Toronto-based Paper Bag recording artists CONTROLLER.CONTROLLER will open. The group issued their full length debut early last year, an album that is informed equally by the disco and punk of decades past.

Oh, and it’ll be loud, fast and hard. Just the way you like it, right?

5 Comments so far

  1. tom (unregistered) on April 15th, 2005 @ 12:33 pm

    just in case you wanted to know, only the 7pm tickets are available; 10pm’s been sold out for a while now. this works out well for me, cus you know, then i can catch another show afterward.

    yeah, i’m like that.

    which one will you be at?


  2. steven (unregistered) on April 15th, 2005 @ 12:43 pm

    Good to know. I’ll definitely be at the first show…possibly at the 2nd as well, as I bought tix to both. Might have a couple of extra tix to the 2nd one.


  3. tankboy (unregistered) on April 15th, 2005 @ 1:52 pm

    hey, let me know how the show is. i dig the dfa1979 disc but have heard that the band is nothing but a wash of poorly timed sound live. i’m curious to know what someone local thinks.


  4. tom (unregistered) on April 16th, 2005 @ 6:23 pm

    ehn, i wasn’t *too* impressed. just another drum-and-guitar duo to me. (start the flood of flaming comments… here. i liked the opener, controller.controller, better.


  5. steven (unregistered) on April 18th, 2005 @ 7:32 am

    the first set was ok, but i can see what tankboy was talking about. they’re loud and fast and the songs got lost within the noise sometimes.

    the 2nd show was much better…maybe they had some drinks in them, maybe they were more relaxed. they improvised with the songs a bit, seemed like they had more fun. the sold-out crowd must have helped, the place was packed. overall they were much stronger the 2nd time around.

    controller.controller was great. i’d heard them on launchcast a few times and thought about buying their cd…now it’s on my list, fer sure.



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