Contributor Lance Conzett is one of my go-to bros here on the Cream. In the blogosphere, he's what we call a triple threat — he writes, he takes photos, and he ... doesn't suck. We'll say that skill No. 3 is his lack of sucking.
As a demonstration of his lack of suckiness, Conzett occasionally books shows — we all remember how rad his Werewolf Bar Mitzvah 8 off 8th at Mercy Lounge was back at Halloween. L-Con returns once again to the 8 off 8th game tonight, this time hyping his favorite local acts under the wide, broadly defined canopy of "synth pop." And indeed, there's synth-bolstered pop of electro, lo-fi, dancy and dreamy ilks, from Nudity, Telecommunicators and Hanzelle to Deathstar Lovebeam and Yer Heart. But there's also hip-hop and, well, Frankensteined-up fusion acts like The Greater Good, Macro + Treekeeper and Quiet Entertainer. As a matter of fact, I've embedded a whole bunch of jams from tonight's performers after the jump, so skip on down there to hear what you're in for.
There's a Facebook event page, and as always, the 8 off 8th is free.