Tektonic, Strange Machines
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Since their formation in Philadelphia during the summer of 2015, Tektonic has crafted a unique style of instrumental fusion dubbed “East Coast Metallic Groove Shit.” Described recently as “if Tauk and Papadosio had a baby who then heard of Meshuggah,” each member of the band carries with them a vastly different listening background to make each song increasingly diverse from its predecessor. This style was evident in their first EP, Amplitude, released in May of 2016 and recorded at Woodbrook Recording in Pennsauken. The album showed their precise and furious attention to detail, interweaving intricate synthesizer tones with dark, melodic guitar, crunching bass and hammering drums. Over the last year, the band has played numerous venues in the tri-state area including Silk City, Bourbon & Branch, 1984, The Gateway, and Underground Arts, with a stop most recently at Hemlock Groove Festival. During that time, Tektonic has collaborated and shared the stage with artists that include Consider the Source, The Magic Beans, lespecial, Teddy Midnight, Luke & Jesse Miller, Mike Greenfield, Mike Candela, and more. The band recently finished recording their sophomore EP at Spice House Sound in Fishtown, slated for release in the fall of 2017.
Boston-born, New England based quartet Strange Machines have been steadily making a name for themselves in the East Coast jam scene. What started as a band focused on rock and reggae has slowly melded into a true melting pot of musical fusion, with sounds catering to funk, livetronica, heavy rock and a multitude of other genre’s, all while stringing them together seamlessly to create a fluid and captivating live performance. Their original songs are nuanced by creative composition, practiced precision, and a looseness that allows them to truly explore the music they create.
They have shared the stage with national-touring acts such as Dopapod, Twiddle, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, TAUK, Deep Banana Blackout, John Brown's Body, and more. Strange Machines have carved out their own niche in the east coast music scene and show no signs of slowing down.
Strange Machines are set to release a new album Fall of 2017. Founding member Mike MacDonald and long time keyboardist Christian Perron, with the additions of Craig Holland on bass and Isaac Civitello on drums, have honed in their sound and hit their stride as a four piece. "Voice of Color", the bands first full length release, is a representation of what the band has developed into, diving further into progressive experimental rock and funk more than ever before. Striving to consistently deliver a high energy and engaging live performance, the band has continued to gain momentum in the Northeast and beyond. This album aims to capture the diversity and big sound you will experience at a Strange show.
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