Secret Machines @ Park West

The Secret Machines were a band I used to fluff quite a bit before that shakeup in the that lead to the departure of Ben Curtis, brother of other founding member Brandon Curtis. The third member of , Josh Garza on drums, stuck around with Brandon and the two are continuing to make under the original band name. And for most of the past year or so, I believe they’ve been mostly in the studio with a few gigs here and there to road test the material. I’m not sure those shows really blew anyone away in the classic TSM fashion that came to know and love. I went to a few shows of theirs and they had seizure warnings posted outside the venue to warn of the strobe light usage. I can only hope they bring the same seizure-inducing stadium-sized psych rock back in the same way that they had it together in the beginning.

For anyone that has seen their recent material, drop us some comments to let us know how it sounded. Read on for the dates.

The 2008

June 27 – Calgary, AB –
June 28 – Calgary, AB –
July 3 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Festival
July 5 – Kalamazoo, MI – Festival
July 7 – Akron, OH – EJ Thomas Perf.Arts Hall++
July 10 – Quebec City, QC – Quebec Summer Festival
July 11 – Montreal, QC – Bell Center++
July 12 – TBA
July 15 – Canadaigua, NY – CMAC Perf. Arts Center++
July 25 – Pemberton, BC – Pemberton Festival
July 27 – , CA – Viper Room
July 28 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre*
July 30 – Albuquerque, – Sunshine Theatre*

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