NEXT SHOW: 12MAR2019 - The Wicked Witch [Raleigh, NC]
12MAR2019 - The Wicked Witch [Raleigh, NC] w/ Pinc Louds + Crystal Bright
23NOV2018 - Kings [Raleigh, NC] w/Luxe Posh + Jenny Besetzt + Al Riggs
30OCT2018 - Ruby Deluxe [Raleigh, NC] w/Bero Bero + Anne Claire
22SEP2018 - CANCELLED [Brooklyn, NY]
03AUG2018 - The Moth Light - Pansy Fest 2018 [Asheville, NC]
07JUL2018 - Monstercade [Winston-Salem, NC] w/ iioioioii
22JUN2018 - The Wicked Witch [Raleigh, NC] w/ HARD WORKER + ANNE CLAIRE
09JUN2018 - The Milestone [Charlotte, NC] w/ 30 YEAR SICK + DJ MAUVE ANGELES
06JUN2018 - Tua Lingua [Charleston, SC] w/ INFINITIKISS O PARADISO
02JUN2018 - Catbus [Washington DC] w O PARADISO
01JUN2018 - VOID [Charleston, WV] w/ O PARADISO
10MAR2018 - Monstercade [Winston Salem, NC] w/ DJ MAUVE ANGELES
03DEC2017 - Birdhouse [Knoxville, TN] w/ O PARADISO + DAVID WEBB
02DEC2017 - CANCELLED - The Mouthhole [Nashville, TN] w/ O PARADISO
01DEC2017 - VENUE MOVED TO TAYLOR HOUSNER XXXX>>>The Queer Agenda [Charleston, WV] w/ O PARADISO
30NOV2017 - The Windup Space [Baltimore, MD] w/ MANNERS MANNERS + $100 GIRLFRIEND + O PARADISO
18NOV2017 - Local 506 [Chapel Hill, NC] w/ MANNERS MANNERS, SILENT PIECE, LIGHT BEAMS
15NOV2017 - Ruby Deluxe [Raleigh, NC] w/ DJ PLAYPLAY
RE: THE TWO YOUTHS
I can’t get over The Two Youths. I’m not sure how to describe them but I’ll say that it’s like if Annie Lenox decided to do an electro-goth thing. They’re from around here (triangle area NC) and heard it was a performance that had to be seen. I was floored with JOPLMBO’s vocal performance, how they give you everything they have until they nearly collapse, spending each feel to the last cent, then snap back with a shivering breath. <3!!!
I’m over the moon for their first single, Chewing Gum. The swells, the scene changes, the space shifts keep me warm and bouncing when listening to this dark-synth-pop song (is that a thing?). The bass synth is like this big woolly vibration whose beat plays with the reflections coming out of that Silvertone guitar.
There’s a quirky humor in songs like Airplane Mode that remind of Laurie Anderson’s talk-singing and cleaver inflection (oh, and I guess the airplane reference, duh). There’s this Anna Calvi meets Scott Walker thing happening in some tracks. It’s seated comfortably in environments that could have been programed by Roxy Music or Radiohead.
They’ve been touring the East Coast and Midwest over the past year so I’ve been able to see them a few times and I’m really into their hardware-only setup (read: non-laptop). They’re also recording quite a bit lately so I can’t wait to buy the next releases.
Their cover of Toni Basil's Mickey is unexpected and utterly heartbreaking. </3