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July 28, 2002 | SUSAN CARPENTER
Synthcore, retro-electro, tech-pop, nouveau-disco, the new new wave, electroclash. Call it what you will, there's a fresh sound percolating in the dance underground, one that builds on the Luddite beat that is techno, draws from the synthetic sounds popularized by such groups as Human League in the '80s and wraps it all together with a flamboyant touch of performance art.
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April 7, 2003 | Natalie Nichols, Special to The Times
Brooklyn-based DJ Larry Tee wants people to get excited about the emerging genre of electroclash, which blends '80s new-wave dance music with modern electronica and an often campy appreciation of pre-AIDS sexual abandon and the Reagan era's fashion-victim style. But his Electroclash II tour Saturday at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre didn't sell out like the first version, which came to the same venue only five months ago. The program featured Tee and local electroclash DJ Santo playing long sets in between brief performances by three high-concept live acts that provided a few surprises, if not an abundance of hooks.
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August 8, 2002 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
As one era ends, a new one begins. While celebrating the bittersweet glam finale of Club Make-Up on Saturday at the El Rey Theater, I followed the flier trail to the next episode of "As the Scene Turns." Turns out, everyone's pumpin' up the volume on "electroclash" (think '80s new wave with a modern twist). Club 7969 in WeHo is jump-starting again with Friday night's debut of the electroclash club Synthetic, Jason Lavitt's new dance party.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2002 | Natalie Nichols, Special to The Times
Those who don't remember the '80s are doomed to repeat them, or at least to re-invent them by ironically reveling in the era's bad hair, tacky clothes and vapid synth-pop. "Electroclash" is the name for neo-new-wave disco, and on Monday a capacity crowd filled the Henry Fonda Theatre to see four acts associated with the term.
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September 12, 2002 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
Not down with Electroclash yet? The following set list is a good primer that's all killer, no filler. While some are white-label 12-inch releases (no acknowledged record label), a good DJ-oriented record store like This Is Music (7308 1/2 Melrose, L.A.) can help you get sorted.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2003 | Natalie Nichols, Special to The Times
Brooklyn-based DJ Larry Tee wants people to get excited about the emerging genre of electroclash, which blends '80s new-wave dance music with modern electronica and an often campy appreciation of pre-AIDS sexual abandon and the Reagan era's fashion-victim style. But his Electroclash II tour Saturday at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre didn't sell out like the first version, which came to the same venue only five months ago. The program featured Tee and local electroclash DJ Santo playing long sets in between brief performances by three high-concept live acts that provided a few surprises, if not an abundance of hooks.
NEWS
July 25, 2002 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
Cherry, the Friday night dance club that ushered in L.A.'s glam rock revival, is moving to one of the hottest clubs on the Sunset Strip. On Aug. 16, Cherry makes its debut at West Hollywood's Key Club. Promoters Bryan Rabin and Mike Messex plan to pump up the volume with an "electroclash lounge" in the downstairs Plush room and DJs Messex and Joseph Brooks spinning everything from current rock (the Strokes, the Hives, the White Stripes) to New York's electric edge (Peaches, Miss Kittin).
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2002 | Natalie Nichols, Special to The Times
Those who don't remember the '80s are doomed to repeat them, or at least to re-invent them by ironically reveling in the era's bad hair, tacky clothes and vapid synth-pop. "Electroclash" is the name for neo-new-wave disco, and on Monday a capacity crowd filled the Henry Fonda Theatre to see four acts associated with the term.
NEWS
November 21, 2002 | Tommy Nguyen
When Reuben Wu and his British electro band Ladytron came to Los Angeles to finish the album "Light and Magic," the quartet found their moody '80s Manchester vibe transformed by California sun. "We were driving with Joy Division in the stereo," says Wu. "But as soon as you put it in the sunshine of L.A., it took a whole new meaning."
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September 9, 2010
Wielding kitsch and camp like two disco-glam boxing gloves, the NYC-based Scissor Sisters are set to take Hollywood by storm on the heels of their long-awaited third album, "Night Work. " Electroclash pioneers Fischerspooner and DJ Sammy Jo will open. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., L.A. Sat. 8 p.m. $48.20. (323) 962-7600. http://www.livenation.com.
NEWS
September 12, 2002 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
Not down with Electroclash yet? The following set list is a good primer that's all killer, no filler. While some are white-label 12-inch releases (no acknowledged record label), a good DJ-oriented record store like This Is Music (7308 1/2 Melrose, L.A.) can help you get sorted.
NEWS
August 8, 2002 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
As one era ends, a new one begins. While celebrating the bittersweet glam finale of Club Make-Up on Saturday at the El Rey Theater, I followed the flier trail to the next episode of "As the Scene Turns." Turns out, everyone's pumpin' up the volume on "electroclash" (think '80s new wave with a modern twist). Club 7969 in WeHo is jump-starting again with Friday night's debut of the electroclash club Synthetic, Jason Lavitt's new dance party.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2002 | SUSAN CARPENTER
Synthcore, retro-electro, tech-pop, nouveau-disco, the new new wave, electroclash. Call it what you will, there's a fresh sound percolating in the dance underground, one that builds on the Luddite beat that is techno, draws from the synthetic sounds popularized by such groups as Human League in the '80s and wraps it all together with a flamboyant touch of performance art.
NEWS
July 25, 2002 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
Cherry, the Friday night dance club that ushered in L.A.'s glam rock revival, is moving to one of the hottest clubs on the Sunset Strip. On Aug. 16, Cherry makes its debut at West Hollywood's Key Club. Promoters Bryan Rabin and Mike Messex plan to pump up the volume with an "electroclash lounge" in the downstairs Plush room and DJs Messex and Joseph Brooks spinning everything from current rock (the Strokes, the Hives, the White Stripes) to New York's electric edge (Peaches, Miss Kittin).
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2009 | Scott T. Sterling
To the casual observer, it looked like a typical night out at a Hollywood club -- crowded dance floor moving to the sounds of a DJ, deep scrums at every available bar, couples making out. But to the seasoned clubber, a recent night at the Avalon's weekly "Control" party was far from typical. The dance floor was conspicuously free from the usual orange tans and Affliction and Ed Hardy fashions prevalent in Hollywood.
NEWS
September 12, 2002 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They're calling it "electroclash," "techno-punk," "nu wave" and "synth-core," a fresh blend of electronic musical mash-up that gives everyone at Club Synthetic dance fever. Synthetic's promoter/DJ Jason Lavitt is like the Wizard of Oz, the guy behind the curtain instigating this boogie-down production. Ever since the new music hit L.A.
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