Dengue Fever

The highly infectious music of Dengue Fever is an unlikely incubation of noirish, broad-minded indie rock and 1960s Cambodian pop, itself a curious fusion of traditional Khmer elements and American styles that drifted in during the Vietnam War, including surf and psychedelia. The Cambodian stuff comes from brothers Ethan and Zac Holtzman, who independently stumbled across it, as well as Cambodian singer Chhom Nimol, whose mesmerizing Khmer and English undulations suggest a southeast Asian royal court classicist on one hand, Debbie Harry via Bollywood on the other. DF's new Cannibal Courtship is an eclectic feast of sizzling rockers juggling new wave and jazz, exotic emanations from some tortured space and time warp, and alluring experimentations no one else has thought of yet. You can catch an older DF song, "1,000 Tears of a Tarantula," on the soundtrack of The Hangover Part II. With the Eternals, Mike 2600. 18+.
Fri., June 3, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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