Nancy Whang @ Bar Smith

Indie diehards cried into their PBRs when Nancy Whang and the other members of LCD Soundsystem went their separate ways last spring, bringing one of the most lauded and influential dance-punk acts of the Aughts to an unfortunate end. Thing is, Whang probably didn't return the favor and shed any tears after the Pitchfork darlings called it quits, as the quiet-voiced keyboard queen and vocalist seemingly is satisfied with working on new material with DFA labelmates Holy Ghost! and The Juan MacLean or DJing at chic clubs and hip after-parties in NYC and other cities around the world. Case in point: She will perform a headlining DJ set at this weekend's Sticky Fingers at Bar Smith, 130 East Washington Street, on Friday, September 7, when you're likely to hear tracks from the DFA catalog and some of her own material, as well as possibly some post-punk, nu-disco, proto-house, and other hyphenated subgenres. Britain noise artist Blak Nite also will make a guest appearance, and Tempe synth-pop trio Vial of Sound will perform a live set. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $10. See www.facebook.com/ilovestickyfingers.

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.