Concerts

Donkey Punch

Los Angeles-based Seksu Roba -- translated literally from the Japanese as "sex donkey" -- is made up of Korean producer/thereminist Sukho Lee and Japanese artist/designer/vocalist Lun*na Menoh. Together, the duo serves up a spaced-out dish of bachelor-pad lounge pop that -- were she still actively saving the universe today -- would surely garner Barbarella's stamp of approval. With titles like "Space Race" and "Cha Cha on the Moon," the band's 2000 self-titled debut was chock-full of trippy '60s soundtrackesque chansons. 2003's Pleasure Vibrations trades in some swingin' grooves for more of a synthy '80s feel. While the intergalactic psychedelia shtick now seems somewhat dated, Seksu Roba's sound is nonetheless well-crafted and experiential, akin to that of bionic contemporaries Fantastic Plastic Machine and Tipsy. Best of all, their live shows -- commanded by a bewigged and sparkly Lun*na -- feature Erector, a dancing robot who, according to their website, "tends to shock audiences with his large endowment and bizarre video projections." Kinda gives a whole new meaning to the phrase turned on.

Seksu Roba plays as part of Poplife Saturdays at 11 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the District, 35 NE 40th St., Miami. Tickets cost $10. Call 305-576-7242.

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