- SPIN Rating: of 10
Who? Brazil's CSS, an eclectic, genre-mashing outfit belting an interesting blend of electro-infused baile funk and punk, led by energetic frontwoman Lovefoxxx. Sonically similar Brit outfit the Go! Team will open a handful of dates.
What? A 17-date North American tour set to kick off in Minneapolis July 30 and hit Toronto, Portland, and Los Angeles, as well as festivals like Lollapalooza, All Points West, Treasure Island, and Austin City Limits.
Should I go? Yes. Despite the recent departure of bassist Ira Trevisan, CSS are pushing on and will -- as they've done so many times before -- offer up a wild, eye-boggling live show as the bubbly Lovefoxxx prances the stage, often clad in a sleek, downhill skiing speed suit.
All dates via Pitchfork.
CSS tour dates:
7/30, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue) *# 7/31, Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall) * 8/1, Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza)?8/4, Montreal, Quebec (Osheaga Festival?) 8/5, Toronto, Ontario (Kool Haus) *? 8/8, Jersey City, NJ (All Points West Festival) *? 8/9, Worcester, MA (The Palladium) *? 8/10, Atlantic City, NJ (House of Blues?) 9/14, Morrison, CO (Monolith Festival?) 9/15, Salt Lake City, UT (In the Venue?) 9/17, Vancouver, British Columbia (Commodore Ballroom?) 9/19, Portland, OR (Roseland Theater?) 9/20, San Francisco, CA (Treasure Island Music Festival?) 9/22, Los Angeles, CA (Mayan Theatre)?9/23, Los Angeles, CA (Mayan Theatre)?9/25, Tucson, AZ (Rialto Theater?) 9/26, Austin, TX (Austin City Limits Festival)(* w/ Go! Team) (# w/ Black Kids)