Sunday, May 14, 2006

An evening with the Secret Machines @ First Avenue 5/12/06

Secret Machines live @ First Avenue 5/12/06

All photos from the Secret Machines here. Slideshow here.

Video of "Nowhere Again" live here. Video of "First Wave Intact" live here.

The Secret Machines didn't have an opening band last Friday. The didn't need one. They gave an absolutely stunning performance at First Avenue. The sound and light show were incredible. Brody has more on the show.

One funny thing... Secret Machines had a strict "No Photography" rule in place. WTF! Don't you know that's like telling a little kid he/she can't do something? Yeah, I wound up with 262 pictures (30 of which make it onto Flickr) and 2 videos from the gig... Ha ha...

On a completely different topic... Here are some tunes I really enjoyed earlier this week:

mp3: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Summertime
mp3: Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Redemption Song (Bob Marley Cover)
mp3: The Damned – Help! (Beatles Cover)
mp3: Fiona Apple - Across the Universe (Beatles Cover)
mp3: Josh Rouse - Straight To Hell (Clash Cover)

And this may be one of the best and funniest music videos ever made:



Happy Mother's Day! Love you Mom!
- Steve

9 comments:

neil said...

well you saw one of the final secret machines shows ever...

"In the middle of this past March I called Jay and told him that I was quitting the band. After months and months of talking about taking a break, there wasn't any in sight. I told him that I hoped they would continue on with someone else because I knew there were things on the horizon that they had wanted to do (Mexico/Japan/U.S. summer tour). I was too burnt out on TSM to pull another full year of touring. My friend Steve McCrumb was going to handle the drumming for the Mexico tour (that's who the guy behind the kit was at the Troubadour). A couple weeks later at Left In Ruin practice, Jay told me he had also quit and that he was finishing up the Mexico/Japan tours. He asked if I would be into doing a proper "last hurrah" thing for our xmas shows, and I said yes. Fast forward to yesterday morning...Jay and Danny both called me and told me that Dan had a meltdown after the Troubadour show and decided that he didn't want to finish the tour. That is all I know right now because I wasn't there. Unfortunately, I do know that there won't be anymore shows from the band. I think it's not entirely a bad thing at the moment. Everyone has been busy with their own things that they are excited about. Some of us will be starting new bands and looking for new people to rock with. Danny will be touring with AAA this summer. After 5 1/2 years, Jay and I will finally be releasing a proper record with Left In Ruin, and I know Dan has got some things going on but I know nothing about them. Thank you guys for the years of support. We've all had an amazing time. G'night."

rocknrollstar said...

Neil, I think you have your bands mixed up...

solace said...

hahahaha, yep, he's talking about the Suicide Machines, LOL

rocknrollstar said...

Thanks for the clarification Solace ;)

solace said...

he wasted a lot of breath on that post yeah? ;)

neil said...

whoa, my bad. Didnt do my homework, the blog i took that big quote from had it posted wrong.

my bad ;)

rocknrollstar said...

No worries Neil!

F.J. Delgado said...

I have to get more into the Secret Machines, have heard nothing but good things about them.

Nice pick with the Fiona song especially, it's one of my favorite Beatles covers for sure.

rocknrollstar said...

FJD: Totall agree with you on the Fiona track... actually I think it's one of the best covers ever, period.