Under Satan's Sun
Death By Audio, Brooklyn
Oct 1 2007
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with thanks to Death By Audio and Todd P
|'Requiring a plot'|
A Todd P affair on a Monday night, this was just the second show of Magik Markers tour in support of 'Boss' - their new Ecstatic Peace! release. The band have shed their bassplayer, and are down to the duo of Elisa Ambrogio and Pete Nolan, augmented live by a girl called Julie on keyboards. The music successfully combines a raga-like serenity with emotional noise freakout. Elisa, looking as alluringly frumpy as ever, broke a string on the spectacular first song 'Pat Garrett' (3rd clip below) but continued without batting an eyelid. In the improvised 'Free Jam' (last clip) she speculated about the meaning and interconnectedness of life. 'Boss', a truly great record, will likely appear on many best of lists at the end of the year and thus there was a keen crowd who lapped it all up. |
I have to give it to Todd, the underbill was a masterpiece worthy of Fitz. Opening act Under Satan's Sun are a fascinating outfit. Somehow rooted in the No-Neck Blues band they are a metal band fronted by Silvie and Chloe Jensen on vocals. Like the characters in the classic book the name is taken from the sisters are like night and day - one a raven-haired death metal rasper, the other a golden-haired and voiced princess. A friend I showed the video called it The Corrs meet Motorhead. It's a powerful combination whatever way you look at it. They've been going a year but this was only their fourth show. Apparently they have had difficulty finding a niche in the NYC scene. I'm sure that they will succeed in creating their own. The song I've picked is 'Stand Up And Fight'.
Filling out the middle spot was caUSE coMOTION!, a well-known and loved Brooklyn power-pop trio. Their music, a rush of dorky exuberance, a mix of cracked adolescent angst with Hank Marvin twang, had some younger members of the crowd pogoing like crazy. The song I've picked is 'who's gonna care?'.
|Clicking on the images will take you to the clips on YouTube. The h.264's are iPod ready. Seperate DVDs on each band.|
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