Event Details

DANTE'S PRESENTS
SODABOXX with DK-Zero and Borts Minorts
Thursday January 30, 2020 9:00 pm PST (Doors: 8:00 pm )
Sodaboxx
Los Angeles based rock band playing something amongst the lines of Noise/Sludge Punk Rock, or not. You be the judge.        
DK-Zero
DK-Zero is the brain/lovechild of Seattle musician, producer and bassist D-Punk (of the iconic Steampunk band Abney Park) and Welsh born Steampunk fashion icon, TV personality, erotic model and entrepreneur Kato. Sometime in late 2015 the duo began a collaboration to write and record music that had the energy of some of their favorite artists from the late 90’s and early 2000’s Industrial Scene. The result was an epic release their Debut Album “From Nothing” in 2018... which featured 4 singles, 2 music videos, one documentary and an incredibly successful American Tour; the duo teamed up with Los Angeles producer Charles Kallaghan Massabo (of Falling In Reverse & Davey Suicide) to create a whole new sound blending high energy Industrial Rock with Cyber, EDM, Breakbeats and Hip Hop. Our single "Boom Boom” represents the new Cyber-Heavy direction of the band and is the first single off the new EP
Borts Minorts
So the story goes...Born into his 63rd life in 2006, Borts Minorts has lived in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles with an alumni of 17 MINORCHESTRAL member / musicians and 13 dancers. With 2 nominations from the S.F. Weekly for Best Experimental Music and loads of glowing press, Borts Minorts and his arsenal of spandex jumpsuits along with his home made instruments, take pride in blending the absolute weirdest structured chaotic musical concepts of Ornette Coleman and The Residents with the spirit and over the top showmanship of rock legends like David Lee Roth and Iggy Pop. Borts fits in nowhere and everywhere. Even the most jaded can't help but to leave a Borts show smiling!

"Borts plays a ski. Borts dresses in a head-to-toe spandex suit that walks a distinguished line between condom and intergalactic time capsule. You kinda want to reach out and pet Borts. You want to take Borts home to meet your family. You are also vaguely afraid that Borts might eat a kitten. Clearly Borts carries the torch once ignited by Laurie Anderson and Klaus Nomi, god rest his soul. However Borts is living dissonance, and while you might see him accompanied by dancers, they are less exuberant and more scary, scantily clad or dressed in burkas depending on whatever zeitgeist he's feeling by the hour. His songs rarely span more than a minute and there is darkness. His eyes burn with a nostalgia hungering for the grit and freaks of old New York, leering behind the scenes of Taxi Driver and scarcely escaping that fated commute in The Taking of Pelham 123.. "
~Valerie Kuehne - THE DELI - NYC SCENE BLOG

"Clad head to toe in a white spandex unitard, Borts Minorts performs spastic interpetive dance moves to mutant techno disco backing tracks. So as to not impede his onstage contortions, he wears a wireless headset mic through which he sings insanely processed vocals. Meanwhile 2 foxy backup dancers provide synchronized dance moves. Elsewhere on stage you might find a flute player, a theremin manipulator or a full time bubble blower. The Minorts experience has been compared to everything from Devo to fitness guru Richard Simmons, which gives some idea of the absurdity of it all. Check out Minorts "Dance Contestant" video on YouTube sometime. It's a jaw dropper."
S.F. WEEKLY NOMINATION FOR BEST IN EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC

"Headliners Borts Minorts defy simple description. See, there's this guy in a hooded white unitard and a headset mic who sings and flails and contorts — he might be an alien or an android, but it's doubtful anything but an actual human would be able to bring such pure and bizarre joy to the stage. Equally enthusiastic are the Borts backup dancers, who flaunt leotards and fishnets (and the occasional pair of lederhosen), and whose energetic choreography demonstrates limber limbs and an admirable appreciation of jazz hands. Borts's music is similarly befuddling, in the best possible way — a combination of samples, keyboards, horns, drums, theremin, slide whistles, a single-stringed bass made out of a snow ski, and god knows what else, but I guarantee you'll not see anything as sense-assaultingly entertaining this leap year, or any other year." - CHERYL EDDY 
S.F. BAY GUARDIAN PICK OF THE WEEK

"Bay Area bizarros Borts Minorts to do their thing, which is quite unlike anyone else's thing but perhaps most akin to Hanakengo, a dynamic Japanese duo of costume designers with synchronized dance moves. Clad head to toe in hooded white spandex bodysuits, the turbo-powered, rubber-coated Borts Minorts leap, bound, twist, and squeal to a skewed synth pop soundtrack. Throw gleeful backup dancers and a grim-faced flutist into the mix, and you get bewildered audiences all the way to Tucson, Ariz., wondering, "What on earth is this?" What it is might be hard to explain, but, no doubt, it's worth the price of admission alone.
SF BAY GUARDIAN Pick of the week!"

"Borts minorts will totally change the way you think about a rock show. His incredible infectious energy and undeniably unique presentation re-invigorates and satirizes himself and the format in one fell swoop. Challenging the audience to become part of the experience is just one aspect of this performers mission, and the dancers have the uncanny ability to actually make modern dance moves seem unpretentious and fun. If there is any sense of humor left in your jaded hipster soul you will come away from this show entertained and rocked."
SonicLiving.com

"If Salvador Dali had done music he would have paled in comparison to the truly eclectic Borts Minorts. One part performance art, one part manic techno musical extravaganza, all around fantastically mesmerizing. In his trademark unitard, and flanked by his accompanying backup dancers, Borts manages to blend more action into 45 minutes than a full week at the circus. Borts Minorts is Cirque du Soleil on acid, no chaser."
Mike and Jenny Cash - SF WEEKLY