Violet Machine, Elsewhere

Early show

Violet Machine


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm


Violet Machine - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Violet Machine
Violet Machine is a post-punk/indie four-piece. Based in NYC, they are known for guitar driven, dark soundscapes with bleak lyrics and hook driven riffs. Violet Machine radiates the feeling you have when you’re sitting home alone on a Saturday night, finishing your fourth glass of whiskey, thinking about life. Violet Machine is simultaneously to the point, yet nebulous. A hazy, ill-defined truth.
Elsewhere - (Set time: 6:00 PM)
Elsewhere, a progressive-punk/alt/new wave/power-pop trio from Boston is the product of a rare musical mutation that combines the energy and raw angst of punk with the ambition and creativity of progressive rock. Presently, the band is releasing the future EP of the year and next great rock project entitled “1981” backed by the singles “1981” and “Before The Stars Align”. World domination will commence imminently…
The trio consists of guitarist/vocalist Michael Aroian, drummer Craig Morrison and bassist Kevin Swaluk-a trio of atypical rockers with corporate day jobs who bring the duality of their existence to the stage with their high-energy live performances. This contradiction between image and sound pulls the listener into a state of emotional release through thought-provoking music. The truly progressive part of Elsewhere’s music is that it also has a pop sensibility that people can appreciate and relate to on an entirely different level.

Influenced by a wide array of bands such as Rush, the Police, Duran Duran, and the Sex Pistols, and described as a more guitar driven version of The Killers (and a fatter version of 30 Seconds To Mars), Elsewhere has developed a smooth, electric and groove-oriented sound that transcends the wavering music trends of the day. The new EP will prove to be a much-anticipated follow-up to the well received (yet commercially pathetic) albums Outbound and Perception, both released during a simpler time. Regarding the two lead tracks, the raunchy yet radio-friendly single “Before The Stars Align“ is more of an over the top power-pop song, while the lead track “1981“ demonstrates a nod to that progressive and new wave aesthetic Elsewhere continues to pursue. Through airplay on national radio shows, appearances on film (“Mr. Sadman”) and TV (“Live Through This”), and performances throughout the Northeast, Elsewhere is continuing to attract interest from radio, club audiences, magazines, music supervisors and record labels. Most importantly, unlike bands that have come before and after them, they have not stopped and continue to pursue ways to create and disseminate their music to the masses despite the broken model that is today’s music industry…