JD Samson & Men with Computer at Sea and Afraid
First seen on stage at SPACE in 2012, JD Samson is best known as leader of the band MEN and for being one-third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, Le Tigre. For more than a decade JD’s career as a singer, producer and DJ has landed her at the intersection of music, art, activism, and fashion. In 2007, MEN began as a DJ/Remix/Production team featuring JD. Eventually, MEN became a live band and art collective. With 2013’s Labor, MEN’s lead singer JD Samson and core bandmate Michael O’Neill created a sonic estuary, a place where they empty the contents of their minds and turn in their hands everything from gender identity to the tension between artistic autonomy and commercial success. It’s also an incredible dance album – one that no doubt translates well to their electric live show.
Galen Richmond will expand his astounding one man band project, Computer At Sea into a full band for the show.
Portland’s own AFRAID will open the show with their unique fusion of droning psychedelia and hauntingly minimal soul leanings.