Day for Night Offers an Optimistic Vision of the Apocalypse

In most locales north of the equator, festival season is over, but the Gulf South stays warm long enough to extend its debauchery well into the fall. Even in Houston, though, a mid-December music festival seems ill-advised. Last year during Day for Night, the weather almost cut the party short as gale-force winds toppled tents and brought in a cold front that dropped the temperature into the 30s at night.

Last Night: James Blake Gave Us a Glimpse into the Future

Earlier this month, Kraftwerk brought a future from the past to the Orpheum Theater. London singer/songwriter/producer James Blake brought his own version of the future to the Orpheum Tuesday night. His music, which blends rich post-dub soundscapes with crooning vocal melodies has roots in Kraftwerk’s groundbreaking electropop, as does his general aesthetic—subdued, disengaged from the audience, slightly awkward (almost robotic). His take on the future, though, felt very up to date.

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