Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Secret History - Live, July 24, 2008 at Public Assembly

I happen to go out to live shows a lot these days. Why not? You only live once, right?

This past Thursday, July 24 - I checked out (again) a band I've recently become high on -
The Secret History at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(formerly called Galapagos Art Space).

The night's "theme" was entitled Modern Problems.

The Secret History have been described as having "songs and sentiments derived from an early 70's pulp novel."
To me, they're very much in the Roxy Music style - in both image and sound.

They feature Lisa Ronson as their primary vocalist.

Lisa, is the daughter of legendary Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars guitarist Mick Ronson.

The band also features as second (very pretty) vocalist named Erin Dermody.

What ultimately sets this group apart from so many others is the clever lyrics and detailed arrangments of leader/songwriter/keyboardist/sometime lead vocalist and snappy dresser Michael Grace, Jr.

Rounding out the musicians are long-time collaborators guitarist Darren Amadio, bassist Gil Abad, drummer Tod Karasik, and keyboardist Kurt Brondo.

Lisa brings to life songs like "Our Lady of Pompeii"
Which can be viewed here:

and "Mark and John"which can be viewed here:

Check them out at one of their upcoming shows if you're in the area!

Upcoming Shows
Aug 15 2008
40 Watt Club, Athens Georgia. Athens Popfest!
Athens, Georgia
Aug 29 2008
Mercury Lounge

Mercury Lounge is an easy get for me, so I'll see you there!

1 comment:

x said...

Another great review. Beautiful girls performing cool music. That's all we want. Great job.