Sunday, May 29, 2011

Show Preview - Javelin - Shadow Lounge - 6/2/11 - Pittsburgh - Concert Preview

Javelin will be appearing this Thursday at the Shadow Lounge in East Liberty. Javelin appeared at Stage AE back in December. They were one of the first bands to grace the new venue Stage AE, opening for Girl Talk. They put on a heck of a show as the opener that evening and should put on an even better performance in a more intimate venue. Javelin are a electro base duo with R&B influences from the 80's and 90's, straight out of Brooklyn, NY. They are known for their live shows broadcasting a FM signal that allows the audience to participate with the sound via mobile boxes. The band is touring behind No Mas, their first lp coming out this past April.

From our show review:

Javelin was the second act up of the evening as we missed the first. The duo of Thomas Van Buskirk and George Langford play their live setting with a full drum kit and a table filled with electronics. They play in front of a wall of colorful boom boxes with wires sprawling everywhere. Buskirk raps over the samples that are produced with vocals often poking fun of pop culture. Langford backs him up playing the drums and keep a steady beat with the sampling. The crowd was reacting to the duo as they would later on with Girl Talk, dancing away to party-esque music. Buskirk was full of energy, jumping around and enjoying the audience's intensity. It turned into more of a dance club and was a perfect warm up to Girl Talk. The duo ended their set by knocking down the boom boxes which created a wave of excitement and heavy steps from the crowd.

Doors are at 9:30 with show beginning at 10p. Big Freedia and Cucitroa will also be playing.