North Adams, MA: Falling somewhere between the manic energy of Devo and the refined performance art of Laurie Anderson, My Robot Friend gives North Adams a jolt this winter in a visually and musically unique experience. My Robot Friend will quite literally light up the stage (costumes and gear will be illuminated) in the Club at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 23, at 8 PM. The performance is sponsored by the Hans & Kate Morris Fund for New Music.
My Robot Friend exists at the intersection of performance art, pyrotechnics, and electronic dance music. Frontman Howard Robot performs in an elaborate light-up suit, interacting with other intricate illuminated objects, wireless video cameras, synchronized videos, and other odd homemade props. Humorous, subversive, conceptual, and sometimes verging on dangerous, My Robot Friend questions humans about their relationships with technology and with each other. Wired Magazine raves, “My Robot Friend produces a sound and experience that pushes the stigma of one-man bands to the limit with the use of unique electronics and well-written songs.”