The Model = The Faint + She Wants Revenge + INXS
The groove of this record makes me want to direct The Model’s music videos with leather-clad, 80s rock-gods like icon Michael Hutchinson (INXS) staring into the camera and singing/whispering with eyes as intense as their motive for creating music. You can picture it, can’t you? The motive in the case of The Model (frontman Markie and keyboardists Ziggy, Jason, Johnny) began as a semi-annual philosophic-pop-costume party in Philadelphia—where it’s always sunny. Today, The Model is exactly as their name implies: a perfect example for dance parties they (and Girl Talk) have made infamous by mixing their own synth-noise into sexy, 80s, I-am-who-I-am-movie-attitude, like their anthem “I Won’t Be Hanging Out Anymore.” They play new-wave synth very well, blending that style with modern techno effects and beats for hopeful romantics (or those just swaying alone), like the Simple Minds-influenced “Do You Believe In Angels.” Markie’s deep, haunted vocals are similar to Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode), only lacking the self-loathing which is replaced with a becoming maturity. Expect to hear The Model at every club/dance party this next year. –Jennifer Nielsen
EVOLVE – New Years Eve 2009
PLAYLOOP @ Space Island NYE
Playloop Artists: Dave Hughes of Ireland, Justin Paul & Blake LaBounty
10pm – ?am Minimum Age for event: 21+ w/ ID
Presented by: Space Island
Ticket Price: 75.00 * Plus $5.00 Processing Service Fee
613 Imperial St.
Los Angeles CA 90021
Doors open at 10:00pm Open Bar until 1:30am
Friday, December 19th
“Dirty Nightmare Before Christmas”
Justin Paul @ 16bit and Beyond
Hosted by MR CAPARRO, BRADEN & CARLOS DE LA TORRE
16Bit&Beyond returns this Friday, December 19th with our first annual “Dirty Nightmare Before Christmas” Party. We are most excited about what we have to share this time around. Joining us all the way from the city of brotherly love is Justin Paul who will be helping us host the Playloop Record Release Party. Justin will be with us sharing new music from his label. Also joining us will be special performance from the Wandering Marionettes and a very, very special and secret live vocal performance during Braden’s set. Puzz:e Piece will create the visual landscape and Shiho will be kindly greeting each and everyone one of you at the door.
Dirty Nightmare Before Christmas Party
An evening of naughty and nice.
DJ SETS BY:
mr.caparro (16Bit&Beyond – Family Affair – LA)
braden (16Bit&Beyond – Family Affair – LA)
justin paul (Playloop – Pex – PHILA)
SPECIAL RECORD RELEASE PARTY FOR:
playloop records: PLAYLOOPRECORDS.COM
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY:
the wandering marionettes: wanderingmarionettes.net
visuals by: puzz:e piece
salutations by: shiho
$15 gets you naughty or nice
We’ll see you all Friday night.