aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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seksu, roba; tussle; sistersound
Posted by dav at 2004 March 1 01:31 AM
File under: Music

Had a very nice well-rounded evening of live music.

It started at Bottom of the Hill with the final show for the Noise Pop Festival. The first act I caught was Seksu, Roba (which means "Sex Donkey" in english) out of LA. Seksu, Roba is a 70's retro space chic two piece consisting of a synth/theremin operator and a sex kitten that's a blend of PJ Harvey and Jane Fonda. They've got great video online here (warning, contains nudity and robots). We purchased their CD and have already run through it once. Japanese-flavored retro-synth space lounge, very nice.

Next up was Tussle. This was our third time attempting to see them; we finally succeeded. They're a two drumkit, one bass and one keyboardist groove machine. Mie's friend Mieko is their manager and is dating the keyboardist, or something like that. In any case, they were worth the persistence. Read a review here and check out some of thier mp3s on their website. Plus Mie has some videos of the show from her cellphone.

After a dinner break, we switched venues to the Lipo Lounge n Chinatown where Sistersound was playing a basement show. I've seen this band once before and was looking forward to a second chance. They stood up well the second time, even better than I remembered, now I'm looking forward to the third opportunity. As they say, "writing about music is like dancing about architecture," so I'll just say check their site for some music, or even better go see them live.



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