Jamaica Plain, MA
Date and Time
Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 9:00pm
Boston Music Award winners and five-time nominees
Independent Music Award winners (sponsored by the Musician's Atlas)
Songs featured on MTV's Veronica Mars, Paris Hilton's BFF, Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, and many other shows
"Exciting dancehall-punk-disco collisions!" ~ LA Weekly
"A mash-up of all the world's most danceable music, from electro to Afro-beat, to reggaeton and post-punk. It's a hell of an experience to see them live."
~ Boston's Weekly Dig
"It's an electro dance martini. Take a few shots of synth, pour on reggae and funk drums, shake, shake, shake and serve over rockin' guitar lines."
~ The Boston Herald
Dancing. Robots. Whips. It's all fair game for Lovewhip, the Jamaica Plain, MA based electro group who whip up furiously infectious dance songs for those who love shaking that ass on the dancefloor. "Lovewhip may be our answer to Prince, except it's a funky, electro-jam with a female guitar-slinging mastermind" says Cheap Thrills Boston. Playing a party-starting mix of original disco, rock, dance-pop, reggae and Afrobeat, the energy and presence of Lovewhip's live shows is infectious. Lovewhip combines the best of world and reggae dance rhythms with 80's synth and electro beats, creating what The Boston Herald describes as an "irresistible party soundtrack!" Think B-52's, Talking Heads, MIA, Blondie, and Gwen Stefani all rolled into one. Playing over 1500 shows throughout the US, Lovewhip has opened for such national acts as the B-52's, the Scissor Sisters, the Tom Tom Club, and Third World.
Lovewhip's live show is a combination live DJ set, live band, and cabaret, led by the soulful electro-rock diva, frontwoman and guitarist "Empress Erin" Harpe. A rockstar through and through, her over-the-top stage persona and style is matched by her mesmerizing psychadelic guitar solos, percussion breakdowns, and dance moves. Backing up the Empress of Electro-Rock is her partner in crime "Juicy Jim" Countryman, on bass and sequencer, providing a layered and full sound that includes electronics, synthesizer, and vocoded robot voices. Drummer "Bob Weird" Nisi brings the sexy beats and backup vocals. This 3-piece can rock any crowd and get them dancing!
Lovewhip has released four critically acclaimed studio albums (Whip It Baby!, Bouncehall, Virtual Booty Machine, and Love Electric) and one live album (Live Booty Pop). Their latest album, Love Electric, is a futuristic dance party complete with unicorns, icebots, intrigue, and rock'n'roll! Each song on the album is chock full of catchy hooks, mixing dancehall reggae with disco, pop and rock. The album was produced by Jake Zavracky (producer/composer, of the bands Cyanide Valentine and Quick Fix), and recorded in Boston and Brooklyn. "It all comes together like a Kraftwerk cover band hanging out with Fischerspooner on a DEVO appreciation night at the hottest dance club in town."