The League of Space Pirates is everything you could want in an electronic, new wave, goth-pop group. The band lives in a science-fiction world in which the evil Übercorp controls every aspect of humanity, and it fights to save mankind while plundering space booty and rocking out. To celebrate the release of its new single, “Book and Record,” the League of Space Pirates makes a return trip to Earth for a dance party featuring DJs Mikemetic, Rev. Noah and other guests. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their finest space-pirate attire, and the best dressed will be eligible to win copies of the record and other goodies. “Book and Record,” a return to the classic illustrated book and record sets, features two original songs — “She’s a Star” and “Elegant Universe” — on a 45 rpm vinyl record, along with a 16-page book of illustrated interpretations of the songs by artists Meg Gandy and Matt Deans, and original cover by artist James Callahan of Barf Comics. The League of Space Pirates invades Balliceaux on Thursday, March 7, at 10 p.m. Free. balliceauxrva.com.
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