It’s hard to find much of a common musical thread between the musical acts at Comet Ping Pong on Friday, so sweat will have to suffice. Two bands and two DJs will inspire much dripping from the forehead. Vockah Redu is a New Orleans rap group that draws heavily on bounce, New Orleans’s rump-shaking hometown genre. Standing still while listening to this music is practically a misdemeanor in the Big Easy. Locals Heavy Breathing will play dark, propulsive electronic rock, while DJs Kid Congo Powers and Ian Svenonius will dust off their usual array of vintage funk, R&B and soul 45s before, between and after the bands.
--David Malitz, July 26, 2011