Top Five Must-See Shows This Week
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix.
PiL PiL is scheduled to perform Tuesday, Oct. 30th at Marquee Theatre
And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
Monday, October 29: Matthew Dear @ Rhythm Room
Ghostly International Matthew Dear is scheduled to perform Monday, October 29, at the Rhythm Room
Before the genre tag EDM existed, there was IDM, or Intelligent Dance Music. Granted, it's a pretty pretentious name for a genre, but it fits incredibly well for Matthew Dear. His experimental, rhythm-driven pop is both energetic and introspective, a form of exploring multiple identities and his own, ever-shifting persona.
And Dear does have a lot of varied identities, working as producer, songwriter, engineer, and vocalist. He's released records under at least three different monikers and played an integral part in the founding of both Ghostly International and Spectral Sound, two of the most important record imprints in electronic music today.
We spoke to Matthew Dear over the phone about quitting drinking, the authors that inspire his ambiguous lyrics, and the nature of identity and ego.--Troy Farah