Tonight: Hercules & Love Affair at Neumos, PonyHomie at the Comet

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Hercules & Love Affair, with CyberTramp, DJ Colby B. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467. 8 p.m. $17.50. Hercules & Love Affair, the brainchild of

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Tonight: Hercules & Love Affair at Neumos, PonyHomie at the Comet

  • Tonight: Hercules & Love Affair at Neumos, PonyHomie at the Comet

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    Hercules & Love Affair, with CyberTramp, DJ Colby B. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467. 8 p.m. $17.50. 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. ERIN K. THOMPSON

    PonyHomie, with The Next Door Neighbors, The Yes Pleases, Jake Nannery. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 323-9853. 9 p.m. $6. Lately there seems to be a collective of musicians in town armed with turn tables, synths and an ear for catchy hooks ready to grab Seattle by the throat and scream "dance, white kids, dance!" Add up-and-comers PonyHomie to that list. The keyboard, bass and drum combo play it on the edgy electric tip with nods to '80s Wave influences and inspiration from acts like Ghostland Observatory, She Wants Revenge and TV on the Radio. Also on this crazy Comet bill is New Zealand's third most popular folk rock artist, Jake Nannery, who may have a problem keeping the PonyHomie crowd around for his mellow acoustic set. MA'CHELL DUMA LAVASSAR
     
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