Blue Blazer was born out of an informal late-night jam session between former White Light Riot frontman Mike Schwandt and multi-instrumentalist Brian Casey. Over the course of 2012 it morphed from an experiment into full-fledged band. Moving away from the Brit-rock sound that defined his work in White Light Riot, Schwandt recasts himself as a highly capable electro-pop crooner on the band's ten-track debut, with Casey providing a constantly swirling backdrop of twinkling synths and kinetic machine-manipulated rhythms. The live version of the group features Hunting Club front man Eric Pasi and others joining the core duo. With Ready Goes. 18+.
Fri., Nov. 8, 8 p.m., 2013