Brothers Scott and Robbie Hardkiss, two mainstays of the San Franscisco club scene in the 90's, are reuniting to DJ together for the first time in a long, long time (ten years!). Scott has an album out, but the pair haven't performed together since the late nineties. For those of us who were too busy watching Family Guy
and learning algebra and being thirteen to be in any club the last time around, this is exciting, and also intriguing. Expect a lot of "acid techno breakbeat", which sounds a bit like some extreme house. Shirts might be optional. They are calling it The Underwater Ball
, which sounds like very wet fun! Mermaid not included, probably.
Old school beatsmiths always travel with an all-star calvary: the list includes Britta Philips (Dean & Britta/ Luna), Lisa Shaw (Naked Music/ Salted), Stevvi Alexander, Bobby Harden, J Bowman (Michael Franti/ Spearhead), A Guy Called Guy, and drummer Guy Licata (Santigold/ Hercules & Love Affair). Brooklyn artists Glenn Friedel & Christine Herbeck are providing the scenery, which is said to be quite the visual experience (props, multimedia, crazy sets).
The schenaningans go down this Saturday, 2/20, at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. Purchase some tickets here
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Saturday, February 20th, 11pm 4am
361 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg
$10 in advance/ $15 at door, 21+
is out now. -joe puglisi
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Scott Hardkiss on Myspace