Originally posted at LA Weekly on May 26, 2011:
Matt Gangi’s music is a bit disorienting, a fact he blames on all the bright lights and loud noises that mess with our little minds as we try to go about our daily business here in the city of angels and demons. Gangi and drum buddy Eric Chramosta drag in a thousand genre sources that can shift without notice within the same song, then they rain it down with ambient/musique concrète eff ects atop an otherwise ethereal big-beat pop and decidedly heavy-duty psychedelic rock. SFV Acid’s wobbly funksonic spew makes for a seriously ill take on West Coast hip-hop, among other things; post-postsynth- pop king Baron von Luxxury has done wicked things on the underground disco scene via remixes for Glass Candy, Health, Little Boots and Hilary Duff . Video artist Miko Revereza supplies the eye candy. —John Payne
Also playing: MOUNT EERIE at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock; JON BRION at Largo; RED PONY CLOCK, WOUNDED LION, FATTY DEAREST at the Smell; DUSTIN O’HALLORAN at Masonic Lodge.