Earlier this week, a group of students announced the details for “Spring Weekend After Dark,” a party following A-Trak’s set on Friday the 19th. The concert will take place at Lupo’s from 10:45 p.m. to 3 a.m. Discounting the exodus down Westminster, that’s about 8 straight hours of dance (and bounce) music. The lineup, which sports some serious name recognition, promises to make the bodily sacrifice worthwhile.
Topping the bill is James Murphy, the lightly-bearded mastermind of LCD Soundsystem fame. Since that group’s dramatic dissolution, Murphy has kept himself busy collaborating with other musicians, running his record label and playing DJ sets. Here’s a taste of the DJ chops he’ll bring to Lupo’s on the 19th. Judging by the spirited shuffles he elicits from those apathetic Brits, Murphy will surely be a hit in front of more a more
intoxicated lively Providence crowd.
Neon Indian, the cerebral synth-pop project of Mexican-born Alan Palomo, is also booked to play a DJ set. Palomo has shown a knack for crafting unique and accessible electronica in his two full-length releases as Neon Indian. He also has considerable experience as a DJ; he once dabbled in producing more traditional dance music, and he often plays DJ sets under the Neon Indian moniker.
Rounding out the impressive bill is Oliver, a pair of DJ/Producers from Los Angeles. With a strong EP and a slew of successful remixes under their belt, they’ve made a name for themselves on the electronic music circuit. Oliver’s deep grooves and soaring synths will be a great compliment to the more minimalist tendencies of the other two acts. Member U-Tern summed up the group best with this mission statement: “Oliver is all over the map, but we’re going to have a good time no matter what.”
Tickets can be purchased here or in person from one of the event’s student organizers. They’re priced at $25 for now and $30 on the day of the show. So much for a night to ease into the weekend…