There are few better endorsements in the world of electronica than an opening gig for LCD Soundsystem (obligatory “long live James Murphy” mention) and/or Aussie dance party heroes Cut Copy. Theirs is the word of godly dance saints, so it was written, or possibly decreed, probably rumored, until death do us part, amen, the father, the son, and—
Hercules & Love Affair was last year's soundtrack to runway shows, stores like Zara and anything that needed good disco pop infusing. The group has now distilled themselves into Jessica 6, fronted by the ever-captivating (and yes, tranny) H&LA singer/songerwriter Nomi Ruiz with Andrew Raposo on bass and Morgan Wiley on keyboards. Their sound's a bit darker and soulful (Check their Fun Girls EP here) than H&LA. They're playing tonight at 330 Ritch, so get out there and moodily dance away the rain.
Check out Nomi Ruiz in action at last year's YBCA's Artists Ball.