Funhouse band: Lindy Vision
If the folks at Meow Wolf ever select an official band for House of Eternal
Return, the surreal city inside of a dream inside of an old bowling alley, surely Lindy Vision should be among the final contestants. The three sisters from Albuquerque — Dorothy, Natasha, and Carla Cuylear — are part Temptations and part Joy Division, hard-edged New Wave with a strain of desolate desert angst. They are timeless yet innovative in their lyrics and instrumentation. Their gritty, Day-Glo videos are sprinkled with such New Mexico imagery as the facade of an ordinary adobe house or mountains in the background, simultaneously familiar and jarring when juxtaposed with music that could have come from an underground Manhattan club circa 1980. Lindy Vision plays in its mothership at the Meow Wolf Arts Complex (1352 Rufina Circle; 505-780-4458) at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, with a plethora of special guests, including Summon, Thieves & Gypsys, Red Light Cameras, and Suede School, along with live art by James Montoya, Reyes Padilla, and Chantal Troup. Tickets to the twenty-one-and-over show are $5 at the door or in advance at www.holdmyticket.com.
— Jennifer Levin