Eight Gigs: OK Echo
Sat., Sept. 10, 8 p.m., Shine, $7
OK Echo just might be a performance art-pop group. The songs are catchy, but they are really weird. Take bizarre jazz chords, mix it with Talking Heads grooves and smooth it over with some ’70s AM radio breezy pop vocals. It’s actually stranger than that. There’s footage of the group playing inside of an art installation. Something tells me this isn’t the first time members have melded with their background as part of their performance. The group is still relatively new, the brainchild of San Franciscan Andrew Boylan. His live ensemble breathes funky life into the rhythms, and brings beauty with the vocal harmonies. 1400 E Street, Suite A; www.okecho.net.