Voodoo Boogaloo and Axons at The Trash Bar 9/2/14

Voodoo Boogaloo and Axons

The Trash Bar

9/2/14

As you know, the last few months have been extremely busy and difficult as I’ve been balancing a life that’s frequently comprised of the competing demands for my time and attention that can only come from having two very different jobs. But early last night, i was at The Trash Bar in Williamsburg to catch the Texan electro pop duo of Voodoo Boogaloo and the Chicago-based solo act of Adele Nichols, best known as Axons (who as you may know I interviewed here a few months ago). And although both acts play synth-based electro pop, their approaches are very different.  Axons sound owes a great debt to rock, and at times bears an uncanny resemblance to early 80s New Wave – i.e., New Order but more introspective, while Voodoo Boogaloo’s sound owes a debt to R&B and hip hop, with a playful, goofy swagger. 

Check out some photos from the night below. 

Voodoo Boogaloo

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You gotta love dive bar bathroom graffiti. 

Axons

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For these photos and more from that night, check out the Flickr set here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/yankee32879/sets/72157647751375678/