A blast of feminist punk straight out of Brazil, last Friday’s showcase at DDC was a whiplash inducing good time of rock and roll and dangerously deviant sounds as Subtropical Asia hosted Blastfemme – the disco punk scorchers of the underground punk scene in Rio de Janeiro. The band was firing on all cylinders, whipping the crowd into a frenzy with their aggressively bombastic attitude and fist pumping worthy anthems. It certainly helped that the lead up to them was equally compelling as post-punk darlings Lonely Leary showed off some of their new tunes, thruoutin induced some humid club grooves, and Xiao Wang strutted their incredibly addictive punk-filled antics that may me recall Hang on the Box in their glory days. All in all, a rambunctiously glorious evening.
Xiaoxiao, one of the music scene’s more vibrant characters – promoter, rebel, loon, patron, punk – celebrated her day of birth with hog wild night of dangerous sounds (and dangerous homemade moonshine to go with […]
When DDC asked if I wanted to close out their 2 Year Anniversary, I was skeptical. First off, I was on the other side of the world at that point. Second, I don\’t do well […]
This past May I had the pleasure of documenting Shui – Resonance of Water, the latest audio-visual theater project from rising artist Chai Mi, who I first noticed back in 2013 with her performance project […]