By Colleen Cunha
For a $10 cover charge, a dozen lucky night-crawlers witnessed a marvelous spectacle on April 27.
My Dear Disco, a “dance-think” group out of Ann Arbor, Mich., took the stage. They drew the crowd in quickly and had most of the patrons moving for a sold 90-minute set. The set was extremely well put together and quite memorable.
With a female lead vocalist, a Daft Punk cover, and the inclusion of traditional Irish bagpipes in a couple songs, My Dear Disco really showed the audience that they’re different from anything else they had ever heard or seen. They started the set with a couple fast-paced songs that drove the audience’s feet mad if they tried to keep them still, and then totally conquered Daft Punk’s “Human After All:” a cover that was both impressive and appropriate.
“For Your Love” is a pop-synth tune that had me moving the whole time. Toward the end of the night they played the original song “Move Your Feet,” which had almost everyone in the bar dancing—consumed by the music and the energy that was spilling off the stage. The last song they played, “Clubbin’,” was a seven-ish minute dance number that had everyone giving up their last bit of energy to the floor. My arms and legs were sore once they cleared the stage a little after midnight.
The group came down and chatted with the people left over in the room. They sold their CD as a “pay what you will” deal and advertised free bumper stickers if you signed up for their mailing list. You can check out My Dear Disco online, but I personally recommend seeing them live if you ever have the opportunity. The Internet just doesn’t do their stage presence and all around energy justice. If you like the kind of music that throws itself off the stage and forces your body to let loose—filling you with electricity and excitement—these guys are going to open a whole new window for you.