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  • AL DI
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    •They take Pink Floyd psychedelia, Led Zeppelin stomp, and The Who-inspired choruses and charge them full of big-rock beats, atmospheric keyboards and all kinds of electronic whooshes. — Rolling Stone

    • The city's best live band -- New York Press

    •The Secret Machines are the best band in New York City . – The morning News

    •They toured with U2 , Oasis , Interpol , Kings of Leon and many more bands in the past . and also played Lollapalooza、Glastonbury 、Summer Sonic and Coachella Valley music festival in the past .

    •The Secret Machines have three tracks on the soundtrack for the 2007 film "Across the Universe" which highlights the music of the Beatles, set to the story of a handful of characters living out the songs. They perform "I Am the Walrus" with Bono singing; an instrumental, "Flying" and "Blue Jay Way" in their notable style.

    • Josh Garza is often sited as an influencing the drum sounds of other modern hard and alternative rock bands such as Kings Of Leon and Silver Sun Pickups.

    •Josh Garza won the Esky Award for Best Drummer from Esquire Magazine in 2005 and was a featured artist in Modern Drummer Magazine in 2009.

    • Magazine: 4 Stars 、 Pitchfolk : 8.2/10 、《Entertainment weekly》: A- 、 Allmusic :4 Stars、Venus Zine :5 stars .

    Revealing a sharp songwriting instinct and unfolding a distinct indie rock influence, Secret Machines unveil singular scenarios and refined tunes within the alternative pop/rock scene. Benjamin Curtis (guitar/vocals), Josh Garza (drums), and Brandon Curtis (bass/vocals) formed Secret Machines in the midst of summer of 2000, in Dallas, TX. The trio swiftly managed to create its own sounding marks, mostly due to a common musical and band experience. Before forming the Machines, the Curtis brothers played with the punk rock squad UFOFU; in addition, Brandon's also a regular headliner of the Dallas underground music scene, namely through his active participation in projects such as Captain Audio alongside Garza. After several months of rehearsals and recording sessions in Chicago with engineer Brian Deck, the Machines offered their debut disc, the EP September 000, in March of 2002. After touring throughout much of 2002, the band returned to their adopted hometown of New York City and began recording the debut full-length for Reprise with producer Jeff Blenkinsopp. The album Now Here Is Nowhere was released in May of 2004. Ten Silver Drops followed two years later. In 2007,
    Ben Curtis left the band to work with his other project, School of Seven
    Bells, full-time; former Tripping Daisy member Phil Karnats was recruited to become Secret Machines' guitarist. That summer, the band began recording their third album and when Warner Brothers seemed unsure about their new lineup, Secret Machines decided to form their own imprint, TSM Recordings. The band released the muscular-sounding Secret Machines in conjunction with World's Fair in 2008.

    Bei Jing show .
    Date/Time – March 19th / Friday . 21:00 PM
    Venue- Yu Gong Yi Shan TEL: 010-64042711
    Tickets - RMB 150 ( Advance ) / RMB 200 ( at door )
    Email : dial126@hotmail.com
    Shang Hai Show
    Date/Time – March 20th / Saturday . 21:00 PM
    Venue - Mao Shang Hai TEL: 021 - 6227 7332
    Tickets - RMB 150 ( Advance ) / RMB 200 ( at door )
    Email : dial126@hotmail.com

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