For those in NYC and into the New Rock, there's a good show at Rothko tomorrow night: The Secret Machines, plus Tight Fit.The Secret Machines
are something else live. They all dress in white, the drums are front and to the side (shades of E&TB) with these crazy bright white spotlights shining from behind them. It's rather startling and fits their sound: droney space rock a la old Pink Floyd if John Bonham played drums. Their songs are long, hypnotic and built around a groove. But there is melody too. I haven't seen them play since the release of their excellent self-titled debut, which contains actual songs with choruses and hooks. You could even call the single, "Nowehere Again," a pop song. Their website has the whole album to stream and you can watch the video, blah blah blah.
Opening is Tight Fit
. I saw them open for Franz Ferdinand back in March; they're very high concept, somewhere between Phil Spector and VU. Yes, they even do a JAMC cover. Call them the Monophonic Spree if you will: indie rock backing band, Tight Fit had four girl vocalists, all dressed like Nancy Sinatra and playing tamborines. No attempt at harmonies, they all sang the same melody as if they were at a slumber party (in that way, sorta like Fuzzbox). Entertaining, but one note but worth seeing.
In between Tight Fit and Secret Machines are, I think, two other bands. Tight Fit are on at 8pm (probably more like 8:30 is my guess). The show is $10 and there's no advance tickets. If you're interested, I'd adviise you get there for Tight Fit because it's likely to become a mobscene as it gets closer to Secret Machines set time. They're on a major label and that means guest list out the wazoo, leaving poor unconnected shlubs stuck outside.
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