When: Thu., Oct. 17 2013
POWERKOMPANY From the ashes of Athens, Ga., quintet Venice is Sinking, Powerkompany was formed in 2011 by former Venice fiddle player/vocalist Marie Davon and her husband, Andrew Heaton, also a fiddle player and vocalist for the foot-stomping Packway Handle Band. But instead of the folksy, organic sounds of their respective bands, Davon and Heaton have created in Powerkompany a cinematic electro-pop through which they typically explore dark themes. Written from the depths of drug and alcohol addiction, their 2013 debut full-length, I Am More Than This, is by turns gauzily futuristic and cuttingly plainspoken. Davon is beguilingly girlish, strumming her baritone ukulele a she sings about longing, fickleness and blame. Hooks don’t abound here, but Davon and Heaton use their alluring stage presence — they’re always impeccably dressed — and obvious chemistry to draw you in.