When fans think of John Hancock ANRs sound, electronic might not necessarily be the first genre description that comes to mind. Nevertheless the talented fixture on the Miami music scene cites programmed music among his many influences. When I think of electronic music, Im thinking of stuff that uses nonorganic elements. Ive always made my music with computers; I dont really limit myself, explains the always-entertaining Michael John Hancock. He mentions as his sonic inspirations Sly Stones Theres a Riot Goin On (my favorite album ever, he says), producer extraordinaire Giorgio Moroder, and the foreboding director-composed soundtracks to John Carpenters films. Tonights awesomely named Genghis Khancert will feature an inspiring lineup, including Otto Von Schirach, Dino Felipe, Ramburglar, and PG-13. Glowstick-sporting nightclub regulars should not show up ready to roll candy-rave style circa 1992. Everyone thats performing has a really future-oriented, progressive approach to music. Were not trying to appease the crowd; were trying to confront it, says Hancock. Come one, come all to Studio A, 60 NE Eleventh St., Miami. Admission is ten dollars. Visit www.myspace.com/mongolianjermainemusic.
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