Today we have the 80s synthpunk band from Philadelphia called the Executive Slacks. I love the Limelight and Cat Club flyers as they look so familiar to me. I like this mix of synth, sharp guitar as effect and monotone punk vocals.
“The Executive Slacks were an industrial/goth band formed in the 1980s in Philadelphia (USA) and were fronted by lead Matt Marrello (guitar and vocals). He was replaced in 1987 by Athan Maroulis until 1991 when the band broke up. The other band members were Bobbie Rae, John Young and Stuart Levy. Their album “Fire and Ice” (1986, Cleopatra records) included an electric cover of the Gary Glitter cover “Rock and Roll”.” – Last.fm
I am performing live tonight at The Arts Garage in Philadelphia, PA. I don’t play there very often so if you are in town come and say hello. This kicks off a trio of live shows in the USA (Madison, WI and Denver, CO will follow). I’m very pleased to be playing “locally”. Tonight you will also hear “dark electronic” music from Blackwidow, Mike Mythix, Johanna Constantine, Jamie Morris, Carlitoz the Maestro, Mighty Mike Saga.
“Refraktion is held upstairs in the main room at The Arts Garage at 1533 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130. There is ample free parking and security and the venue hosts a cafe downstairs with food and free wifi.” – refraktion.org