Hercules and Love Affair DJ set | Hideout | Dance | Chicago Reader

Hercules and Love Affair DJ set Recommended All Ages Soundboard

When: Sun., Sept. 21, 9:45 p.m. 2008

It was the best kind of shock to hear Antony Hegarty (he of the Johnsons) burst out of his torch-song niche this spring and emerge as a haunting and freakishly perfect disco diva on the Hercules and Love Affair single “Blind.” But as revelatory as Hegarty’s contributions are, the heavy lifting on the group’s self-titled debut for DFA was done by instrumentalist Andy Butler. A DJ for half his life, Butler has a deep spiritual connection to the music most associated with the old Paradise Garage—dark, heavy grooves that capture the moment when disco started turning into house—and it’s apparent in the songs’ remarkable emotional depth. Tonight Butler is DJing as part of the Hideout Block Party. —Miles Raymer

Price: $25, $45 for a two-day pass

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