On the eve of a move to Chicago, Orlando band Leatherette played a farewell show over the weekend at Will's Pub.
The evening saw Mother Juno ditching electronics and strobe to play an affecting solo set of fragile, Lou Reed-esque tunes as Tiger Beat; NYC-via-Florida performance artist Sandy Smiles ritually cleanse the stage through witchy-trappings and leather-clad dance; and Miami's Donzii go all-out propulsive undeniable post-punk as they methodically deconstructed their own eldritch image with gonzo theatrics.
Leatherette took the stage amidst fog and moody lighting to play a set of wracked Southern gothic chaos that included plenty of fervent crowd participation. Their dramatic, swampy show included a guest spot from Body Shop's Kit Dee and an eruption of crowd-surfing when the band threw a bit of Spoon Dogs into the mix. All involved left teary and bleary.
We subjected members of both Leatherette and Body Shop to an exit interview ahead of this show, and you should give it a read
— Matthew Moyer