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Bright Light Bright Light & Slow Nights Set To Headline Folsom Block Party

Wow, what a lineup for indie electronic music lovers. Openly gay artists Bright Light Bright Light and Slow Nights (fronted by Scissor Sister Del Marquis) are headlining a first ever lead-up party to the Folsom Street Fair.

From the press release:

For the first time ever, Folsom Street Events throws one big-ass party so YOU can show your FOLSOM pride! You've asked for it, so we're giving it to you. Come enjoy the best of Folsom-branded entertainment for an evening that will get you ready for our events season. Featuring up-and-coming acts Slow Knights and Bright Light Bright Light, this is an evening NOT to be missed.

After a decade in one of the most successful crossover bands, Scissor Sisters, few would expect member Derek Gruen (a.k.a. Del Marquis) to strip away his pop persona to create an album that relies so beautifully on the synergy of a carefully selected and intertwined group of collaborators. But he did just that for his debut full-length album Cosmos, under the moniker Slow Knights. Both a soulful and sharp-tongued album at once, Cosmos sheds light on the record’s motivation. In meaning an orderly or harmonious system, Cosmos suggests something dream-like, enticing and full of the unexpected.

Bright Light Bright Light is the moniker of Welsh-born Rod Thomas, a singer, writer, producer and DJ that NME have called "the boy Robyn in all but name". The debut single Love Part II was a taste of what Rod has been working on for his debut album Make Me Believe In Hope with the likes of Andy Chatterley (Kylie / Nerina Pallot), Boom Bip (Neon Neon) and The Invisible Men (Jessie J). Drawing influence from the late 80's and early 90's, Rod has crafted a brand of shimmering electro-pop that nods to Depeche Mode, Bjork, and Yaz. Mixing a love of classic songwriting with a love of the dancefloor, Attitude Magazine described him as "Creator of emotional disco moments that only Kylie or Robyn can normally provide."

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit showfolsompride.com