Poptone Revisits Tones on Tail in Family Show

Daniel Ash doesn’t put it in so many words, but his current band, Poptone, is an Ash/Kevin Haskins cover band. It exists to play the songs he and Kevin Haskins recorded in the early 1980s as Tones on Tail, which is the musical incarnation Ash is proudest of. In concert, its setlist also includes songs they wrote in Love and Rockets and Bauhaus (a few). He has no plans for the band’s future. 

Last Week: Flume's Skin Tour Gives New Orleans Goosebumps

On Wednesday night, two of Australia's best electronic music producers came together at the Orpheum theater. Hermitude served as support for Flume's Skin album tour this fall. Hermitude played a roller coaster of an opening set. As their performance gained momentum, it set the positive tone that lasted for the rest of the night. They mixed the instrumental track "Ukiyo" from their latest album Dark Night, Sweet Light with pop single "Work" by Rihanna, which gave "Work" a smoother beat.

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