Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
100 Gecs on Tour
The music of 100 Gecs throws so much at you — jacked-up beats, Auto-Tune-obliterated pop melodies, harsh metallic noise — that it can be hard to believe it’s created by humans. But the duo of Dylan Brady and Laura Les are just as proficient at blowing minds and ears onstage as they are on record. Their live setup is minimal — with production values usually limited to Brady’s witch hat and Les’ surgical mask — but the energy level is always maximal, as the duo produce an electrically charged atmosphere that’s part rap concert, part punk-rock mosh-fest, part whacked-out children’s television program beaming in from the year 3000. Whether they’re playing their own club shows or playing larger rooms opening up for big-ticket acts like Brockhampton, 100 Gecs never fail to deliver 100 percent anarchy and ecstasy.
100 Gecs Background
Technically speaking, 100 Gecs are originally from St. Louis — where founding members Dylan Brady and Laura Les first crossed paths in 2012 — but really, they’re a product of the internet. After Les had moved to Chicago and Brady relocated to Los Angeles, the duo began collaborating through online file-swaps, performing their first gigs together in 2018 as DJs for virtual parties hosted within the video game Minecraft. But not only is the existence of 100 Gecs reliant on the internet, the music Brady and Les create together actually sounds like the internet: hyperactive, sensory-overloaded, digitally-processed recordings that seem to fold the entirety of the popular musical spectrum — from R&B and trap to metal and avant-garde noise — into hits of pure pop dopamine. Their debut album, 1000 Gecs, was released in 2019 to great critical acclaim, earning placement on the year-end lists of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and The New York Times, among many others. At the same time, the duo continued to cultivate solo careers as artists/producers, with Brady earning credits on Charli XCX’s album Charli. The British pop star returned the favor when she made a cameo on a remix of the 100 Gecs single “Ringtone,” featured on the 2020 remix collection, 1000 Gecs & The Tree of Clues.