City Slang: Adult entertainment at MOCAD

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Adult., the local-area ‘dance punks’ play their first show in two years (and their first local show for two-and-a-half years) at MOCAD on Friday night. Former Destroy All Monsters man Cary Loren’s Monster Island and LA’s White Car also play. Performances start at 8 p.m., and cover is $8 (free for MOCAD members)

More on Adult. can be found here or here, and the band really is worth checking out, because it is more than just a band. Adult. is an art collective, an experience and, with the shows being so rare, each one quickly passes into indie folklore.

According to the MOCAD website, “Adult. was conceived of in 1998 with Nicola Kuperus upon the demise of partner Adam Lee Miller's pioneering dance duo Le Car. Together the two created a stunning clash of electro, punk, and techno music that would become the de facto sound of the coming generation. They launched the progressive indie label Ersatz Audio to release their own work alongside the work of other forward-looking acts of the time, such as Magas, Tamion 12 Inch, Goldchains, Electronicat, and more. Over the past few years the Detroit-based duo has taken a long hiatus from live performance to concentrate on making art and on creating their own cinematic universe with their filmDecampment. On the cusp of a new year Adult. is once again ready to emerge having produced bold new material to perform in celebration of MOCAD's newest exhibition.”

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