Nite Jewel, Chandeliers | Funky Buddha Lounge | Dance | Chicago Reader

Nite Jewel, Chandeliers Soundboard Recommended Critics' Picks

When: Tue., May 11, 9 p.m. 2010

If Delilah—that honey-voiced radio personality who always seems to be on when I'm in a thrift store, playing drippy songs for the lovelorn and troubled—heard from any callers into psychedelic minimal wave, she'd definitely have to dedicate some Nite Jewel to them. This LA-based outfit, fronted by Ramona Gonzalez, plays sex-flunky adult-contemporary tunes that are all about vent-brush feathered-hair melodies and greaseball bass with its fly unzipped. Gonzalez's fragile, ethereal voice would sound new age if it were a little more syrupy and a little less lackadaisical, but the dusty underwater disco vibe keeps the music out of the Enya danger zone. There are a whole bunch of DJ sets too: Jordan Z, Beau Wanzer, Night Moves, Teen Witch, and Baby Bamboo. —Liz Armstrong

Price: $10

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