Star Theater Downtown
Fri Sept 28, 2018, 9 pm 21+
Recommended by Wm. Steven Humphrey
For those who love the clubs, 2008’s “Blind” by Hercules and Love Affair was the retro, post-disco salvo we didn’t know we needed. Driven by propulsive beats, horns, and the voice of Antony and the Johnsons’ Anohni, “Blind” was a Yazoo-inspired dancefloor jammer that soared to the top of lots of year-end lists. But time and dancefloors change, and with the ascent of EDM, Hercules creator/producer Andy Butler has grown as well. While his 2017 record Omnion may be darker and filled with subtler touches, there’s still plenty here with which to shake one’s bottom. Skanky ’80s electro-pop easily sidles up with the master/slave roleplay of “Controller,” while the album’s title track (with vocals from Sharon Van Etten) is a gorgeous, moody soundscape of swirling horns and beats. For Butler’s Portland appearance he promises all the hits from his 10-year career, remixed and with video accompaniment for your aural, visual, and ass-wiggling pleasure.