Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How to Dress Well at the Mohawk

Thursday night the Mohawk plays host to How to Dress Well whose latest release, Total Loss was named by Pitchfork as "Best New Music." In other words, it's obscure, it's difficult but it's good. Both his first and second records blend R&B with electronic textures creating a sound that is equal parts sex and paranoia. I didn't love Total Loss upon the first few listens but it gets under your skin. There is something about the soundscapes against the vocals that make you want to hear it over and over again. I'm excited to see tomorrow night's show because I think it's either going to be amazing or a hot-mess and either way I want to be there to witness it. Tickets are $10 today or $12 tomorrow and I expect this show to sell-out before the doors open at 9pm on Thursday so if you're interested you should grab a ticket while you still can.

How to Dress Well - Ocean Floor for Everything video via YouTube

As I mentioned, this is an inside show so it's going to run late. Don't expect to see How to Dress Well on stage much before midnight. If you want to make a night of it arrive early enough to catch local band Royal Forest followed by Michigan-based Christian rapper Beacon.