Why do we say that? Because tonight, Magic Triangles take the stage at the Blue Café in Long
Beach, with the near-impossible-to-Google-named Technology and the
equally how-do-you-expect-people-to-find-you monikered Vice Versa. So
on that front alone we have to salute the headliners for their
singularity of identification.
The quartet's music happily embraces the
kind of synth-based flowing cool that derives as much from New Age as
shoegaze, mixed up with the kind of pre-Nine Inch Nails dank
demi-industrial clatter which a lot of late eighties late night college
radio shows happily played. We will spare you further personal details
of how we have a lot of this knowledge first-hand.
Tonight also has the Nekromantix coming to town to perform at the Galaxy
Concert Theatre, along with the Mutilators and the Howlers.
Accompanying them in the audience will be approximately ten thousand
pompadours and/or black outfits and T-shirts and/or tattoos, which is
no bad thing if one can get that perfectly wasted 'cover drawing of the
Cramps Bad Music for Bad People' look. There's a reason why psychobilly
taps into that perfect intersection of freaked-out hormones and
sepulchral fashions and Kim Nekroman and company are more than happy to
celebrate it, preferably with hyperactive standup bass.
Saturday finds Jack's 5th Show-at the
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. If there's a theme to the lineup it's
almost 1983 or so-Steve Miller was having hits like “Abracadabra,”
the Fixx had “Saved By Zero,” Modern English did “I Melt With You,”
Night Ranger was starting to kick in a bit and so forth. Exactly what
lineup the Sweet will be fielding is a good question, maybe Skid Row
can flat out join 'em.