By Justin Jensen
The lineup at the 2014 Decibel Festival on Friday is stellar and diverse, which means hard choices. Here’s everywhere I wish I could be.
Hardware Showcase @ EMP Sky Church
Simian Mobile Disco: Don’t come for the band’s well known cuts like “It’s the Beat” or “Hustler” — do come for new album/tour Whorl‘s sweeping, cinematic sounds and unique take on “live” electronic performance. Preceded by A/V auteur Robert Babicz, EMP’s Sky Church should be packed for this one.
Silent Season Showcase @ EMP Level 3
Sines of Life Showcase @ The Showbox
El Ten Eleven: expect to be amazed by this excellent post-rock duo’s complex textures and melodies. Don’t expect lyrics.
Soulection Showcase @ The Crocodile
Sweater Beats: uniquely trippy edits of pop and R&B tracks guaranteed to keep the dance floor moving. If you’re looking to get laid, but don’t have the stamina to keep up with Molly at the afterparty, Sweater Beats might be your best bet. Or…
Crew Love Showcase @ Q Nightclub
If you hit the Crew Love showcase from Wolf & Lamb featuring Soul Clap and Nick Monaco, be prepared for some super soulful, sexy house vibes at Q Nightclub. It will be followed by some serious techno at the afterparty, courtesy of Steffi, the venerable Marcel Dettmann and Anthony Parasole.
Conscious Nights @ Showbox Sodo
Follow @nadamucho for pictures and other updates throughout the 2014 Decibel Festival.
Read Jeff Wilson’s post on this year’s excellent Decibel Festival lineup.
Check out our “Best of Decibel” photo album with shots from the last two years.