Mar 272010

Tuesday, March 30

Fair Heron w/ Technoir MA

The Hive Salon (156 Deweese St.), 9 P.M. $5. 18+

Given that Spring is the time of blooming flowers and new beginnings, it seems appropriate the Hive will host the debut of Lexington’s newest electronic music act on March 30th. Fair Heron, the brainchild of local musician Ellie Herring, crafts beat-oriented electronic music soundscapes by splicing dreamy synths and soothing vocals overtop hip-hop bounce. Fans of Warp Records superstars Boards of Canada and Prefuse 73 will feel right at home. While most of Fair Heron’s recorded output is composed digitally, the group will be playing with a full band for their Lexington debut.

Following Fair Heron will be Massachusetts-based industrial shoegazers Technoir MA. Their sound channels both the dreamy space rock of groups like My Bloody Valentine and Spacemen 3, while delving into the deeper rhythmic territory of bands like Joy Division and Can. A DJ set will follow the entire affair, ensuring that many attendees will call in sick to work the next day suffering from “dance exhaustion.”—Patrick Smith