In what surely must be some sort of cruel joke, Oct. 4 brings to Arizona three shows all worth seeing, all at different venues: Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Marquee Theatre in Tempe; Jose Gonzalez at Rhythm Room in Phoenix; and Del the Funky Homosapien at the Clubhouse in Tempe. What city am I living in?? This never happens. (For what it’s worth, I’m leaning toward Jose Gonzalez at this point.)
Anyway, part of the support bill for Del on this tour run is Mike Relm, a DJ based out of the Bay Area. It’s been a busy year for Relm, who tackled the 20-minute Octagynaemix as a lead-up to the release of the Return of Dr. Octagon. He also went out on tour as the DJ for Peeping Tom, the latest side project of Mike Patton. Pretty nice company there.
Relm blends and mixes in the style of DJ Z-Trip – updating ’80s rock and pop with modern, danceable beats. Some may use the M-word … you know, mash-up. Ack.