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Concert Mon Jun 28 2010

Short notice: Cowards/Perispirit and more @ Enemy TONIGHT, 8:30

Tonight at Enemy (1550 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor), the sonic fur will fly as the sturdy Wicker Park performance space welcomes two of the best new experimental groups on the east coast. Please note that this is an early show, and starts PROMPTLY at 8:30. No whining.

Queens, NY's Cowards are part of the Red Light District collective, in which a handful of ambitious musicians explore a wide swath of what is known as modern power electronics. Groups like Cathode Terror Secretion, Yellow Tears, Halflings, Diaphragm, Teeny Bopper, Migrations in Rust, Hands Rendered Useless, and many others have been holding a very enviable place in experimental music — well-known enough to get gigs and recordings, but free to explore their myriad styles with some degree of anonymity.

Meanwhile, in Boston, Perispirit have been making the scene with their entrancing synth/electronics/guitar combination. Luke Moldoff (guitar) was previously known for his two power electronic incarnations, the duo Craniopagus and the solo project Stillbirth. Here, he brings a spiky edge to a sound that also pulses and flowers with more serenity than you would imagine from a guy who named his record label Razors & Medicine. Their split LP with Boston drone wizard Brendan Murray has been drawing raves.

Also on hand: Deterge, Battleship, and Magia Nuda. $5 for the touring folks. The weekend doesn't have to be over just because The Man says it is.

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