Teengirl Fantasy / Lemonade
While students at Oberlin College, Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi connected over a shared love of classic house and techno records that prompted them to make, “some kind of dance music that wasn’t just emulating what we were hearing.” The duo formed their music organically, improvising over loops that eventually materialized into full-fledged compositions. Rather than relying on triggering loops, or quantization, Teengirl Fantasy’s music has always been performed and composed live, resulting in a form of discourse between the band and their instruments. The result is a-typical for electronic dance music- colorful, maximalist textures and tones that move along with a driving rhythm yet still retain a distinctly human and emotional core.
A trio of self-professed record geeks living in Brooklyn by way of San Francisco, Lemonade fuse post-punk and Eurodance in their souped-up dance revival. After their move to New York in October of 2008, they started creating sequences using Ableton Live on a laptop. The bandmates brought their respective backgrounds to the mix, with Ben Steidel incorporating house elements, Alex Pasternak bringing in a worldly percussive flavor, and Callan Clendenin adding airiness with ambient electronics. As the recording process progressed, the members began swapping styles, overlapping ideas, and incorporating live instrumentation. After stacking their music with live bass, percussion, and vocals, the rhythmic, genre-spanning sound of their demo caught the ear of TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and !!! producer Chris Coady, who recorded the band's self-titled full length. After signing to True Panther, the trio changed up their sound drastically, going the chillwave route with smooth, serene vocals for 2012's Diver.
Fade To Mind / Qween Beat / Mad Decent
This cruise is aboard THE HARBOR LIGHTS and will depart from Skyport Marina - East 23rd Street & FDR Drive (EAST side).
We will be boarding and departing at the times listed
on your ticket and are not able to allow refunds if you miss the boat. So don't be late - it sure ain't pretty to be standin on the dock, watching the party sailing away! There are cash bars on board so make sure to swing by the ATM on your way to the boat. There will be food available for purchase. All cruises are 3 hours unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions about the show or your purchase, please contact Sancho Dominguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our FAQ page on www.rocksoff.com
Please note that all shows are 21 and over and ID will be required upon boarding the boat