Rich Aucoin: the next big electro thing? - Oh My Rockness

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January 24, 2011
I first heard about this wonderfully crazy electro Canadian madman through Gobble Gobble (a partner in wacky jam crimes). Rich Aucoin is a guy who synced up his first album Personal Publication to exactly match the visual action of the animated holiday classic, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (you know, like Pink Floyd/Wizard of Oz, style). Man, I need to see that.

Using a whole slew of instruments, Aucoin writes, plays, and sings happy dance party songs. They're supposed to make you smile... and dance. His insane live shows are slowly gaining buzz beyond Halifax and the borders of Canada for their festive (i.e. crazy) atmosphere and hallucinogenic hijinx.

Aucoin has played tons of shows with heavy hitting people like Dan Deacon, Girl Talk, Neon Indian and Of Montreal. So his stage craft is straight-up honed.

If this guy comes to your town, SEE him. And don't be surprised if you leave saying the words that are all too rare in the show-going business these days, "Woah, that was fun."

Rich Aucoin begins his weekly February residency at Pianos, on Tuesday, February 1st.


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