Voodoo Boogaloo and Axons
The Trash Bar
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.
You gotta love dive bar bathroom graffiti.
For these photos and more from that night, check out the Flickr set here: