STRFKR Headline a Night of Dancing at Music Hall of WilliamsburgNovember 28th, 2016
STRFKR – Music Hall of Williamsburg – November 25, 2016
Friday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg was the perfect way to dance off the excess of Thanksgiving—the venue’s incredible acoustics will make any performance more than memorable. The show began with Brooklyn psychedelic-pop duo Psychic Twin. Both members, Erin Fein and Rosana Caban, wore intergalactic-inspired outfits, which perfectly complemented material from their debut album, Strange Diary. Having an ’80s synth-pop style is what makes Psychic Twin’s music addictive to listen and also see live, and there’s a vibrant, danceable side to dark songs like “Lose Myself.”
Continuing the dance-filled night, Minneapolis-based DJ Gigamesh played his neo disco and rhythmic dance beats against a screen projecting eye-catching imagery. Beginning his set with numbers off his debut album, Time Travel, Vol. 1, got the crowd dancing from the outset. Playing remixes in between songs was refreshing because it added an element of surprise. The crowd went wild, singing along to his remixes of Grouplove’s “Tongue Tied,” Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” and by the end, the audience was completely his.
The crowd’s anticipation increased as the venue grew more crowded. And then the lights dimmed and STRFKR—in drag—appeared, surrounded by dancing astronauts and green strobe lights, but it was just the beginning of the fun. They played such older favorites as “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” mixed with material off their fourth album, Being No One, Going Nowhere, like “Never Ever,” and confetti and lasers made the night even more special. All three artists exceeded expectations, and friends and memories were made on the dance floor. —Karen Silva | @ClassicKaren
Photos courtesy of Julia Berke | juliaberkephoto.com