They're calling the event The Wind-Up Conspiracy, which involved playing old 78 rpm records on vintage gramophones at a couple of spaces along Roosevelt Row. DJ Birch and DJ Decca, each named for the brand of antique phonograph they'll respectively use, will offer an hour-long set at Lawn Gnome Publishing from 7 until 8 p.m. before moving to Bodega 420 for another 60-minute performances from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
To add to the intrigue and flat-out oddness of The Wind-Up Conspiracy, Decca and Birch (who declined to give their real names) will wear plague masks throughout their performances to conceal their identities.
According to Decca, they'll play "both classic and obscure 78 rpm vinyl, a collection of 'but is LOVE still grand a week later?" true love and love gone bad songs" during each gig.
"We've got everything from Dinah Shore's "Daddy-O" to "Strip Polka" by Kay Kyser and his Orchestra," Decca says.