Hercules & Love Affair DJ Set | Music Previews | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida


Hercules & Love Affair DJ Set

Any moment now, it will be dubbed prog-disco or sexy-cheese-disco or even chamber-disco. Whatever the case, the "-disco" must be appended and heeded, for it is back. Hercules & Love Affair's version of disco can make you wish it had never gone away — really. A former Denver leather-bar DJ named Andrew Butler is the producer behind the group, which has created a hugely trendy, self-titled new album on Mute/DFA. Butler and guests, including idiosyncratic warblers Antony Hegarty (of "and the Johnsons" reknown) and Kim Ann Foxman, explore classic themes of Greco-Roman wrestling and bizarre sex under the moonlight. This comes over atmosphere-rich and gloriously melodic tracks that pay loving tribute to the electro-disco and Chicago house style that made them what they are today. Saturday's appearance at Back Door Bamby's anniversary party is a DJ set, not a live performance, but they should still set the room on fire with their surreally smooth and simply sleazy disco seduction. Open-minded, sensualist young Americans are now invited to writhe into the orgy.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
John Payne
Contact: John Payne