Dance Monster: Neon Indian DJ Set
Saturday, Apr 8th, 2017
9:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Neon Indian is the ongoing musical project of Mexico born, Texas raised, Brooklyn based Alan Palomo. It initially began as a creative exercise. After his stint as a teenaged, newly-devoted electronic musician in his first band Ghosthustler, he moved to Austin and laid the groundwork for his next disco-centric endeavour, VEGA. In the midst of writing an EP, he found that the tedium of focusing on high fi club production, in turn was killing the spontaneity and fun of just simply making music.
One morning during his writing rut, he was stirred by a dream in which he took acid with his high school girlfriend. As the psychotropic took hold he suddenly awoke and for the first few moments of the day, he had to evaluate if he was in fact actually there or hallucinating. He was so taken by the experience, he reached out to her and the two of them arranged to meet one winter break in San Antonio, where they grew up. He would be unable to make the trip. Feeling the guilt of flaking out, he played with a keyboard for a few hours and hashed out an apology tune to send her titled, “Should Have Taken Acid With You”.