If I ever had a new aria to learn I would listen to Gedda first in order to make sure I was “doing it right.”
Garrett Harris 4 p.m., Feb. 27
Genre: Hip-Hop & Rap
Sound description: Ghettotech and porn-hop.
RIYL: Ghostland Observatory, Rjd2, Soul Coughing, NIN, People Under the Stairs, Aesop Rock, Ratatat, MF Doom, Octo, Justice, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Prince, Phil Collins
Inception: San Diego, 2009
Influences: Ghostland Observatory, Rjd2, Soul Coughing, NIN, People Under the Stairs, Aesop Rock, Ratatat, MF Doom, Octo, Justice, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Prince, Phil Collins
Based in North Park, Beat Panther calls itself a “beat-driven tribute to the love of house, hip-hop, electronic, rock and roll, and pornography. Beat Panther blends dance floor squalor with spaced-out keys, only to bring a glitchy climax to the stage with such full force that Prince would blush.”
Rev (frontman JustinP) and JFeather (DJ/beatmaster) met while their ramshackle bands were touring together. With ghettotech savvy and experimental sensibilities, the duo debuted with “Burn Down the Disco,” a dark, dance-pop anthem about “a girl too sexy for her own good,” which would set the precedent for the new project.