Hercules & Love Affair

Hercules & Love Affair, the brainchild of New York DJ Andy Butler and his BFF Kim Ann Foxman, shook up the club scene in 2008 with their eponymous debut on James Murphy’s DFA Records. That was mainly due to the record’s first single, the disco-rific “Blind,” co-written and featuring vocals by Antony Hegarty. But even the Antony-less tracks are undeniably danceworthy, pulsing with heat and soul. H&LA’s follow-up, Blue Songs, is completed and will be released in early 2011. In the meantime, Butler’s got a new lineup together and on the road, including a full band and classically trained transgender Venezuelan vocalist Aera Negrot; and the new material is said bow even more to Butler’s passion for 90s house music. With CyberTramp, DJ Colby B. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Wed., Aug. 11, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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