[50 bands] Pictureplane tonight @ Great Scott, w/ Teengirl Fantasy and Gatekeeper


Holy hell what a dance party lined up tonight at Great Scott, the Allston venue that's been stacking its dance party deck lately by promoting pansexual drag night Don't Ask Don't Tell from sister club O'Brien's and giving a home to the Common Ground's recently orphaned Videodrome Discotheque. While the dreamy electronic sounds of TEENGIRL FANTASY and Thunderdome-approved dark EBM-techno of GATEKEEPER are enough to strobe up a drab Wednesday in July, the always-on-point Make It New crew of Middlesex Lounge are also presenting us a taste of Denver's PICTUREPLANE.

The solo dance project from Travis Egady was our COLORADO pick in this year's 50 Bands 50 States feature. Here's what Phoenix writer Daniel Brockman had to say:


ARTIST: Pictureplane
CITY: Denver
SONG TO DOWNLOAD: "Post Physical"

WHY THEM: Some artists create music to tell stories or set moods; for Travis Egady, a/k/a Pictureplane, however, his artistic goal seems to be to tear a wormhole in reality. Pictureplane's music takes the standard beats and synth washes of electro and fashions it into a warped surreal pop that is both confounding and yet oddly familiar. Like a young Terance McKenna transposed into the body of an early-'90s rave kid, Pictureplane expounds on the cosmos and the collective unconscious just as easily as early house and out-of-body experiences, meaning that his forthcoming longplayer Thee Physical promises to be the most lysergic musical experience of 2011.

ALSO CONSIDERED: Conjugal Visits — We found formidable contenders in the howling ghost song screech of Colorado's Spring's the Conjugal Visits, whose rave-up-style garage is, by turns, yearning and vicious.

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