spinning some recs at stritch tonight, come out and jammy jam
kiss people and get a nice refreshing bev
IM SO THERE
Altair 231 is a local electronic music project stemming from the minds of Philip and Shawn. Infused with goth, electronic dance, industrial, and 90’s indie—the project considers themselves first and foremost a rock band. Emotive and sensory, some songs will make you feel like you are floating through a menacing digital cloud and some will make you feel like you are listening to demo versions of your favorite late 80’s goth songs.
The band recently added a drummer, Casey, who has been involved with bands like The Velvet Teen, The Americas, and Peaced Out.
Some notable iinfluences include: Björk, Buffalo Daughter, Einstürzende Neubauten, Flipper, Kraftwerk, Parliament, PJ Harvey, Kate Bush, Stereolab, Steve Reich, Throbbing Gristle.
They’re reason for the name “Altair231”: “The name is appropriated from a 1980s Soviet-era synthesizer built in a radio factory and is meant to echo Stereolab’s creative appropriation of the name of a vintage keyboard on their 1993 song “Jenny Ondioline.”
We’ve had Altair 231play the cafe many times before and are happy to annouce that they are playing at Chromatic Coffee this Thursday, April 17th at 6pm with Alone in The Universe, Don’t Be The Hero and C.O.V.E.S.
(Photo credit: Adrian Discipulo)
Queer rockers in the South Bay bb
1ST D O W N
1st Down was a Detroit hip-hop group consisting of Jay Dee and Phat Kat. The duo signed to Payday Records in 1995, and released one 12” E.P, “A Day Wit’ The Homies”/” Front Street” before disbanding as a group, due to label trouble.