Friday, September 15, 2006

It's an electro feast in Detroit this weekend with:
Legowelt + TLR tonight at OSLO
BMG of Ectomorph + Dethlab Saturday at the Masonic Temple
and Dorkwave w.s.g. Nathan Rapport and Patrick Russell Saturday at Corktown

Friday, September 15
OSLO: 1456 Woodward Ave., Detroit
10pm | 18+ | $tba
Legowelt [Bunker Records, Creme Organization - Netherlands] live!
with DJ's
TLR [Creme Organization, Global Darkness - Netherlands]
Anthony Shake Shakir [Frictional Recordings - Detroit]
Smackos [Strange Life Records - Netherlands]
Crazy Ape [itwasreallynothing - Detroit]

"Legowelt began producing music in the early 90's when the adolescent schoolboy came in sporadic contact with the sounds of Detroit's Underground Resistance, Model 500, Blake Baxter and Chicago heroes such as Farley Jackmaster Funk, Armando Gallop and Mr. Fingers. Later on this palette of influences grew with early Mu-Ziq, Aphex Twin, Drexciya, various stuff from The Irdial Discs label and virtually every type of freaked deep music he could get his hands on.

But nothing had quite the influence of when he first heard a band called 'Unit Moebius' on the radio. A punky palette of RAW freaked out Lo-fi Chicago trax and deep Detroit jams made with machines which were found next to the garbage can. Shocked in awe he heard that this music came out of The Hague, Holland, the very same city he lived in! Put on the right track by this fact he stumbled into the Bunker Records office and discovered a world of contemporary autistic freaked music lovers who looked beyond all the bland house and dance music that ruled the media and clubs. Musical mentors such as IF and Melvin White (aka pametex) lectured him with even more unknown sounds such as early electro and the obscure pre-1983 Italian disco which production secrets were closely studied. In 1998 Bunker released the first vinyl of Legowelt: Pimpshifter, a six track mingled Italo Chicago combi which became an instant cult hit with tracks such as 'Sturmvogel' and 'Total Pussy Control'."

Saturday, September 16
Free Domme 2006 afterparty
Masonic Temple: 500 Temple, Detroit - Shriners Tower (right side)
11pm | $8 suggested donation
featuring DJ's
BMG of Ectomorph [Interdimensional Transmissions]
and Dethlab [Toybreaker and yours truly]
+ fetish burlesque show at 12:30

FreeDomme 2006 is the largest fetish event of the year, and a benefit for Mistress Golden, who is fighting "lewdness" charges for running a legitimate, no-sex professional domme establishment in Oakland County.

"The court has ruled that alternative lifestyles can be considered lewd, and, therefore, illegal. Mistress Golden has unsuccessfully fought the court system on this issue for two years, depleting her savings. In the end, she was faced with a choice between putting herself and her family through a lengthy, sensationalized trial or pleading No Contest to a felony with extensive fines. This is a fundraiser to help offset that loss.

People who engage in any act that a judge, a jury or the court of public opinion considers lewd or obscene can be charged, prosecuted and convicted as felons. This fundraiser will promote tolerance, raising the awareness of alternative lifestyles, in the spirit of diversity and democracy on which our nation was founded. If you believe that the government has no place dictating what consenting adults do behind closed doors, then support this FUNdraising event!"

Whether pro-domme is your cup of tea or not, this is an important personal liberties cause, and it's going to be a total blast of a party. BMG + Dethlab = dark-ass electro all night! Dress code will be enforced, so find your inner-goth and be creative (and when in doubt, black is best.)

Saturday, September 16
Les Infants Terribles: Les Crustacean Liberation
Corktown Tavern: 1716 Michigan Ave., Detroit
10pm | 18+ | free
featuring Dorkwave DJ's, plus special guests
Nathan Rapport [Record Time, Lucid, Sass]
Patrick Russell [Mentalux, Fresh Corporation]

Lobsterfest is back, and nobody cooks like Dorkwave (sorry - that was cheesy.) Anyway, in its third season, L.I.T. is still the choice place for utter ridiculousness, and the best mix of music in Detroit. Nathan and Patrick are sure to bring something special.

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