Monsters of Techno Vol. 2
The electronic extravaganza Monsters of Techno Vol. 2 at the Cactus Club this Friday is slyly playing coverup to some of Milwaukee’s musicians in other guises in a typical catch-as-catch-can as far as new local music info goes. With a lineup that includes Signaldrift, Curtis Chip vs. Pressboard, RichDad and Made of Oak, the casual electronic aficionado and the more full time rock reveler might be susceptible to eyelid-batting a show that would normally sway their cover charge dollars.
Signaldrift, the duo of John Goelzer [DJ bts.wrkng] and Franz Bucholtz [Sometime Sweet Susan, the Dim Suns], recently garnered attention and admiration for their double LP, Two Agents [Audraglint]. The music media superiors at Pitchfork gave the release praise, remarking that “each track is smooth and well-crafted, with straightforward beats that avoid sharp angles and sudden shifts…Bucholtz and Goelzer know how to make a strong, pulsing beat, and how to build momentum as it rolls steadfastly forward…the duo lock into a Neu!-like groove that never hits overdrive, yet still creates thick atmosphere.”
Monsters of Techno Vol. 2 takes place at Cactus Club (2496 S. Wentworth) at 9:30 p.m. 21+