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Arts and Entertainment

Rage Against The Casio Machine - Ghostland Observatory @ The Natural History Museum

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The Austin duo Ghostland Observatory, recently played an LA show to a captive audience of taxidermied bison and eager beavers. Their hypersonic, March 2nd gig at the Natural History Museum was without question the auditory equivalent of the visual representation of launching into light speed.

Never before have two people made so much damn noise at a museum. Aaron Behrens and Thomas Turner brought us their fabulous, electro-stupefying dance magic -- sometimes glittery, sometimes gooey, and always just shy of piercing shrill.

Dressed respectively as a laid back, neo-Pocahontas and a futuristic Count Chocula, these two gentlemen trampolined around the stage like kids at Halloween on acid. But louder. And cooler. Synth beats and rock riffs were offered with sweaty passion, and the sizable crowd sang along, leaping in un-selfconscious awe.

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My guess is that tomorrow’s SXSW performance will be a grand display of musical mindfucking. If you are in Texas, don't miss it.

MP3 - “Sad, Sad City” (via #1 Hits From Another Planet)
Ghostland Observatory - MySpace / Website
Interview - Austinist
Interview - Gothamist

Photo by Christopher Hogenson