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Concert Fri Feb 16 2007

It's Ashtrays and Airhorns Time, People!

Depending on who you talk to, Uffie's "Ready to Uff" was either one of the hottest, most bangin' club cuts of the past year, or the most fatuously annoying. But whatever Uffie lacks in skills or street cred, she's gained by way of affiliation. That being that her tracks so far have all been produced by fidgetty French electro-house auteurs Feadz and Mr. Oizo. All involved are hooked up via the Parisian label Ed Banger Records, a stable whose calling card is a gritty electro thumpitty-thump that's been this year's hipster flavor of choice. Sure, it comes highly endorsed by those swell folks at Vice magazine, but as far as getting your guilty pleasures go, you could easily do a lot worse nowadays. All awash in analog keyboard squeal and squelch, it's riotously loud and distorted in a way that sports no shortage of crossover hooks for the rockishly inclined.

Which can all translate into raw, dirty dancefloor fun if you're not too worried about sweating up your Sevens. The skinny, then? Feadz will be performing at Sonotheque on Saturday night, and Uffie's slated to step to the mic and do her thing. Dark Wave Disco deejays Transcid and Mark Getz will also be aboard to keep the beat kicking, as will C-Mass. 1444 W. Chicago, 9PM-3AM. Admission is $15.

[mp3]: Uffie - "Dismissed"
[mp3]: Feadz - "110 Cloches"

 
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