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Concert Mon Sep 14 2009

Bring Your Dancin' Boots

lb.jpg After a stint in the electronic trio Dead Disco, Victoria Hesketh a.k.a. Little Boots used social networking websites for exactly what they're meant. She released recordings of a slew of covers and, with the Dead Disco name still bright in some minds, grabbed the attention of people who could help further her career as a solo electronic music artist. With Greg Kurstin (Geggy Tah, The Bird and the Bee) and Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) assisting with writing and producing, she released some singles in 2008 that caught the attention of even more people and had her debut album, Hands, ready for a much-anticipated 2009 release.

Where Dead Disco was slightly abrasive, Little Boots isn't. Rough guitar riffs have been replaced by grooving synths reminiscent of female-fronted British electronic pop between Rachel Stevens and Goldfrapp. Hesketh's voice carries from ultra sweet to downright desperate (in a good way). In addition to synths, the relatively new tenori-on plays a significant role on Hands. Floorburners like "Stuck on Repeat" and "Remedy" showcase a talent whose music should blow up in clubs. Downtempo songs like "No Brakes" call to attention a performer who has no trouble dialing it down a few notches.

Little Boots performs at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, on Thursday evening. Boston's Yes Giantess and Chicago's Kid Color open. The show begins at 9:30 and admission is $15.

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Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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