Handsome Furs at Gallery5 

Friday, April 15


Made up of husband and wife Dan Boeckner (frontman of Wolf Parade) and Alexei Perry, the Montreal duo Handsome Furs emerged in 2007 with its debut, "Plague Park," brandishing a number of attention-grabbing synth-pop tunes. Continuing the fusion of beat machines and dance hooks, the pair has leveled-up its programmed arrangements with the recent sophomore effort, "Face Control." Inspired by the dark side of Eastern European club culture — the title refers to a common practice among upscale Russian nightclubs in which people are admitted based on physical attractiveness — there's a cold heat in its skuzzy melodrama. Handsome Furs are scheduled to perform at Gallery5 on Friday, April 15, at 8 p.m. $10. 644-0005.


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