Friday, October 7
There is a scene in Jacob’s Ladder where Tim Robbins’ character is at a house party, he’s feeling a little bit drunk and quite a bit paranoid, the hallucinations start up, and before you know it his girlfriend is having sex with a giant lizard and he’s passed out on the floor while James Brown’s “My Thang” rattles through his head and the sound system. Clear away the paranoia, swap out the James Brown for something more like Balam Acab, nix all of the hallucinations that aren’t self-induced, and you might get the idea behind Dark Disco. Three versatile Buffalo DJs; Medison, Mario Bee, and Bones will take the stage at the Vault this Friday (Oct 7) to show their sinister sides with some of the darkest witch house, grave wave, and drag selections they can find. Ok, so witch house, grave wave, and drag house are all synonyms for the same, semi-serious genre of dance music that combines slow-motion electro-pop with torpid basslines, but if you’re looking for something new and appropriately creepy to groove to as Halloween approaches, then this is your party. So put on your black eye make up, prepare for plenty of strobe lights, wear your darkest clothing, and let’s hope the ghost of James Brown stops in for a visit to the Dark Disco this weekend. —cory perla
10pm. The Vault, 702 Main St. (884-7172). $2. 18+.