oOoOO–say it with me now: “oh”–a San Francisco based witch house project created by Chris Dexter, is playing at Strange Matter tonight. oOoOO is slow, repetitive, dark, and bassy. Take a listen here…
I enjoy witch house because it doesn’t have to sound good. I question if it’s even supposed to. It just has to feel good. A good witch house track lacks the slap-your-ass, over the top aspects of dubstep (much of which i don’t enjoy), but it still feels like it just slid its hand up your skirt. It’s dirty. Your feet bounce slightly when its on. It’s a party of people on methadone. I like oOoOO, and I’m pumped for them to come to town. Consider spending your Tuesday at Strange Matter. Drink a Faygo and vodka. Get a little weird.
Hydrophonic, “heavy-blues metal from San Fran,” will be opening. Not sure how cock rock fits the bill, but they do know how to riff. No, actually, I’m kidding–the Hydrophonics on this bill is a one-man project from RVA’s own Evan Morris, incorporating tape loops and beat mashes that should fit well with oOoOO’s more chilled-out recent sounds. You’ll also hear RVA faves Mutwawa, Anduin, and Negative Gemini–three great projects that you should already be aware of if you’re following the local electronic music scene at all.
This Spring is gonna get real queer when two of the most gender-defying performers in the hip hop world take the stage at Strange Matter. Mykki Blanco and Cakes Da Killa have helped define the queer hip-hop sound and message and there set to turn ones of RVA’s dirtiest venue into a big’ol gross dance [...]