Electric Six is a six piece band from Detroit that plays a mix of rock, funk and disco. They gained recognition in 2003 with their singles “Danger! High Voltage” and “Gay Bar.” They subsequently recorded ten full-length albums: Fire, Señor Smoke, Switzerland, I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master, Flashy, KILL, Zodiac, Heartbeats and Brainwaves, Mustang, and Human Zoo. They have also released a rarities album, Sexy Trash, and one live album titled, Absolute Pleasure.
Their latest release, Human Zoo came out at the beginning of this year. Their website states that the concept of, Human Zoo has, “existed in art and literature for centuries, thus Electric Six recognizes and accepts it is not breaking new conceptual ground by naming its tenth studio album Human Zoo. It recognizes and accepts that old ground is being broken. Like teeth.”
The tour their embarking on is titled Some Girls Do It For Love. Their sound incorporates a variety of styles that sort of blends genres to create their own unique sound. The group’s sound has been described as a synthesis of “disco, synth pop, glam, and arena rock,” with “rampant solos, be they guitar riffs, synth wails, or strutting drums” that enforce the band’s “energetic sound.”
Electric Six with Avan Lava at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Doors: 8 PM