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Wednesday, March 12 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Hecuba

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Never easily categorized, Hecuba's music has been likened to everything from a hip-hop dance party, to a punk electronic explosion, to something more introspective and strange. Devendra Banhart calls Hecuba the "best band in LA" (Harp Magazine). City Beat described a Hecuba performance as "syncretic pandemonium...brimming with punk, prog, hip-hop, and a kind of bracing dada," while the LA Weekly says, "I was shocked. And in this day and age it is damn hard to be shocked. They are performers in a true sense." One never knows what to expect at a Hecuba show; you could see and hear everything from dancers to Koto harps and trombones. Hecuba has just released their debut album Sir (Manimal Vinyl). On it, they expand upon ideas within the single, "Sir" to create completely new songs. In a review of the single Paper Thin Walls says " Hecuba's dubbed-out drone-moan is the L.A. version of New York bands like Excepter or Gang Gang Dance: sexier, cleaner, not as gnarled, more open spaces, more vocals, less concerned about their record collection, would rather dance to hip-hop than talk about it, not afraid."
http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/64214.html

Wednesday March 12, 2008 9:00pm - 9:30pm
The Hideout 617 Congress Ave

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