United We Brunch is coming back in April. Tickets are on sale right now!

Tracy + the Plastics 

With El Guapo and Genetically Yours. Tuesday, November 25, at the Lime Spider in Akron.

"Electroclash" is almost as dirty a label as "emo" these days. A reference to any pretentious art-school grad with a drum machine, neon '80s wardrobe, and a synthesizer, the movement earned heavy press hype, which in turn created a lingering backlash. Nevertheless, calling one-woman show Tracy + the Plastics just another lame electroclash buzz band minimizes the true creative aspect of her tunes.

Hailing from grrrl-powered Olympia, Washington, the former Wynne Greenwood's crisp beats rank among the most militaristically minimal of modern artists, while her severe synth creases and seductive coos and whispers are ideal for fans of Peaches, the Need, and even Sleater-Kinney. Her live show separates the poseurs from the fiercely protective new-wave updaters, however: Video screens project "The Plastics," a.k.a. Tracy's alter egos, as Tracy herself sings along, creating a multiple-personality keyboard fragmentation that's as artsy and renegade as anything MTV used to play, back when becoming a video star actually meant something.

Speaking of Previews

Latest in Livewire


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


Staff Pick Events

  • Matt Braunger @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Thu., March 21
  • Lil Rel @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Thu., March 21
  • Open Turntable Tuesday @ The Winchester

    • Tuesdays

© 2019 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation