Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Freezepop 10th anniversary shows

Just when Boston goes and finally OD's on all things electro, the guys and gal in Freezepop halt the beat and remind us that they've been on that dance tip for ten years. It's quite a career for the city's true electronic music pioneers, and to celebrate they're pulling off a doubleheader-bill at Harper's Ferry in Allston July 25.

The lineup:
All-ages daytime show, 2pm: FREEZEPOP, with Mystery Roar (featuring members of Cassette, Bon Savants, and Westward Trail) and the Seedy Seeds (from Cincinnati)

21-plus evening show, 8pm: FREEZEPOP with The New Collisions, Provocateur, and DJ Michael V. from the pill (oh, snap!)

Tickets: In advance: $10 for one show, $15 for both; at the Door: $12 for one show, $20 for both

Pop notes: Way back in the summer of 1999, the Boston music scene was the last place you’d expect to find a happy-go-lucky electropop band. But out of this setting was born Freezepop, a trio based around a tiny handheld sequencer and a vocoder. Ten years, three albums, and a whole lot of synthesizers later, the band are still at it and would like to take this opportunity to have a big celebration. Freezepop will be playing two shows at Harper’s Ferry on Saturday, July 25, both featuring different setlists, special guest stars, and other fun surprises. Freezepop recently announced the departure of founding member Kasson Crooker (aka The Duke of Pannekoeken), and these will be his last local shows with the band. Freezepop are currently recording the follow-up to 2007’s Rykodisc/Cordless/Archenemy release, Future Future Future Perfect, which won Best Album honors in last year’s Boston Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll. The band are also continuing their streak of videogame appearances with their inclusion in the new Rock Band Unplugged PSP game.

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