A matter that must be chalked up to sheer coincidence, both acts on Friday night’s bill, opener 1975 and headliner the Neighbourhood, adhere to a minimalistic black-and-white aesthetic. California’s the Neighbourhood embellishes the black-and-white imagery across all of its artwork and videos, while Manchester, England,’s 1975 sprinkles subtle monochrome visual flourishes. It is very indicative of both of the groups’ expansive, genre-hopping sound, black signifying the absence of color and white the presence of all. Both groups are everything and anything, 1975 leaning a little more toward art-damaged electro, with R&B and ’80s pop thrown in. The Neighbourhood is a tad soulful in its approach, but with EDM, pop, and dance appeal. Think Maroon 5 going indie-tronica. The similarities don’t end at color motifs and catchall sounds; both groups have new albums to peddle as well. The Neighbourhood’s first full-length album, I Love You, came out in April, and 1975’s debut is set for September.
This night of kitchen-sink sounds takes place on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, located at 3045 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $12. Call 954-564-1074, or visit cultureroom.net.
Fri., June 14, 8 p.m., 2013