Upcoming on Audioasis: The Gift Machine & The Beats, Man

Amelia Gydé

Amelia Gydé

Erik Blood, The Redwood Plan, The Beats, Man, The Hands, and Sleepy Eyes Of Death all rocked the Sunset last week to benefit Taproot Foundation. The show was a huge success and we want to thank all the bands for their support! Missed the show? You missed out, but check out our Streaming Archive to experience it online.

The Gift Machine and The Beats, Man rock the airwaves from the KEXP studio this week:

Melissa Stager

Melissa Stager

The Gift Machine (6PM) recently released their fourth full-length on Knw-Yr-Own Records. Titled Goodbye/Goodluck, it recalls a lo-fi Beatles or Velvet Underground in a laid-back mood. Andrea Gruber’s delicate backing vocals soften Dave Matthies’s deep, Lee Hazlewood-esque lead lines as the instrumentation drifts and buzzes around them. Dreamy stuff.

Rabid Child Images

Rabid Child Images

The Beats, Man (8PM) is impressive, art-damaged, beats-driven dance punk brought to us by Tim Cady and Eric Baldwin, formally of the Pleasureboaters. This is a band that knows how to have a good time.

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  1. Posted March 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    It’s weird that the guys in The Beats, Man are in any way related to The Pleasureboaters. I remember seeing Pleasureboaters open for Aa at The Comet a few years ago and they were amazing and energetic and powerful. Then I saw The Beats, Man at the Sunset last Saturday and it just made me think “Well, this sounds like affluent white college kids shamelessly cribbing from Subtle in any way they can.”

  2. Posted March 15, 2009 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    I saw the pleasureboaters at the comet too.

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