As we announced last month, local electro rockers Five Knives are set to play their first hometown show in ages tonight, Dec. 4, at The High Watt! Joining the group, who always go over the top in their live performance with masks, lights, and inventive staging, are sElf frontman Matt Mahaffey and post-punk group Future Unlimited. With that caliber of talent, and for only $8, we can’t think of a better place to spend your Thursday night. Read on for details!
Aside from the recent release of new single “Sugar,” and some intermittent national tour dates, 2014 has been a relatively quiet year for local electro rock outfit Five Knives, who have been hard at work on completing their upcoming new full-length. We’re not even sure if they’ve played a proper hometown show since late 2013, when we caught up with frontwoman Anna Worstell for a chat, but, tonight, that’s all about the change. The group were recently caught up in some DJ controversy, but don’t let that sour your anticipation for this performance: it’ll be a full band affair, and, if history has taught us anything, Five Knives’ live show is always beyond epic.
SELF (MATT MAHAFFEY SOLO)
Alt rockers sElf have been a breakout local act for several decades now, and, to our delight, have been incredibly active as of late. Eclectic frontman and multi-instrumentalist Matt Mahaffey has always been the driving force behind the project, and, tonight, he’s billed a solo performer. We’re not exactly sure what to expect with this setup, but we know it’ll be great.
We’ve told you about electronic-laced, moody, post-punk outfit Future Unlimited on countless occasions, and still maintain that they’re one of the most criminally underrated bands in town, both live and in their impressive catalogue of diverse compositions. They’d be worth the trek to The High Watt alone, so be sure to show up early and show them some support!
Five Knives, sElf (Matt Mahaffey), and Future Unlimited will perform tonight, Dec. 4, at The High Watt. The show is 18+, begins at 8:30 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.), and tickets are available for $8-10.