Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton brings the fine public of Portland a Kiwi princess and a quintet of handclappers with his first national music tour.
Co-headlining Perez Hilton Presents on Tuesday, September 29 at the Wonder Ballroom are two handpicked Perez delicacies: New Zealand's Ladyhawke with her synth-infused rock and Seattle's catchy, electro-rockers Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, who are into beards and side ponies.
Ladyhawke's electrically inclined rhythms are easily danceable and pay homage to decades past but not before blending them with her own contemporary flair. Her self-titled debut, released a year ago, recreates a vintage sound with a Ladyhawke twist that evokes what she calls "big production, big synths, and big guitar riffs" of the 80's.
Heavy synthesizers provide the strength behind dance-anthems like "Paris Is Burning," and tracks like "Dusk Till Dawn" and "Back of the Van" just beg for extended remixes, which are abundantly available.On the other half of the bill, you can clap and chant alongside art school, hipster electronica from Natalie Portman's Shaved Head. Nerdy/sexy lyrics married with alluring keyboards galore will make you wanna convulse as NPSH blares odes to facial hair and a song for your girlfriend's parents.
NPSH was strictly formed to get chicks and they've succeeded in at least attracting one female to join their entourage. And as they sing on "Iceage Babeland," "Girl, just let me know / I don't get star struck anymore." See what sparks fly for you.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Perez Hilton Presents :
Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
Semi Precious Weapons
Wonder Ballroom : 128 NE Russell St, Portland, Oregon 97212
Doors at 7 PM, show at 8 PM
Cost : $25 advance