Exactly one year ago, the disco-rockin’ Kentuckians known as VHS or Beta electrified the faithful smattering of Lollapaloozers who were fortunate to catch their mid-afternoon performance. This Saturday, band members Craig Pfunder and Mark Palgy will be trading in their guitar and bass (respectively) for turntables. Though it might be easy to dismiss this event as another rockstar-cum-DJ spectacle, Pfunder (the vaguely James Iha one) and Palgy have been DJing for years, playing clubs and even a recent event at the Guggenheim in NYC. As artists, their albums have progressed from their early takes on indie and noise-influenced art-rock to straight disco revivalism to the French house homage of “Le Funk” to the breakthrough indie-dance crossover sound of their most recent album, “Night on Fire.” Not surprisingly, their DJ sets also mutate from quirky classic disco like Breakwater and Tom Tom Club to the latest remixes of indie rock into dance floor fare by the usual cool-kid culprits… but beware: These undercover discophile/house-fanatics aren’t past dropping club hits, either. (Duke Shin)
August 5 at Vision.