With Hypernova, DJ Chris Ewen
For those of you who are electronically bent, like myself, I suggest going to the Berlinesque dark fantasy that will be Tuesday’s IAMX show at TT’s. If you’re unfamiliar, IAMX is the stage name of Chris Corner, founding member of the legendary trip-hop outfit Sneaker Pimps. Since the first IAMX album, Kiss + Swallow, was released in 2004, Corner has fashioned himself into an elaborate character – full of panache, sex, inebriation and decadence. His sound is reminiscient of the cocaine-dusted clubs of the 1980s, and his newest album, Kingdom of Welcome Addiction, is, as he says, “like Disney world but with lipstick, cynicism and wit.”
Here’s some (edited) footage of IAMX playing in April:
This is Corner’s second time in Boston in the past year, and his last show was effervescent. His energy is palpable, his visuals are engaging and his costumes never disappoint. Plus, he has the coolest hats, ever.