[Event Review] The M Machine – 3/13

Mat Zo
Lucid Dreams (The M Machine Remix)

There’s that buzzword “synergy” that pops up all too often on corporate nonsense or virtually any intangible product’s fine print that serves as a crutch to bolster said proposal or product. Shake that connotation. I spent a night with The M Machine, up close and personal, at the Bluebird Theater who truly exemplify the meaning of the word.

As a fan, I first caught wind of the San Francisco-based trio at Global Dance Festival at the one and only Red Rocks a few years back, prior to any major EP or album release. Under the then-moniker “Metropolis,” The M Machine set the foundation for fan-ship with their haunting-yet-driving melodies and pulsating, infectious rhythms. Did I mention they played earlier in the evening on a side stage then?

Flash forward 3 years to March of 2014. They’re headlining their own tour, and representing the OWSLA force in full. The large, DJ-controlled LED “M” from previous shows has been put aside and replaced by a massive, live video projection that zooms in and out of a mechanical M-shaped frame, set perfectly to the live show with transitional flares and bursts. Based on the 1927 film Metropolis, The M Machine’s music and visuals draw in part upon the film’s dystopian narrative, although updated and contrasted with approachable animation and highly danceable soundscapes.

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[TMN Show Preview] The M Machine @ Bluebird – Denver, CO 3/13

Ok Denver, are you all ready for that big “M” in your life tonight?

That’s right, the boys of M Machine are performing in the Mile High City tonight alongside AViVA, Kommon Interests, and Lucid Vision. The trio from San Fran are bringing their unique sound of hard-hitting dance mixed with Indie-style vocals to the stage tonight along with their own live visuals. That’s right, besides all of the wonderful songs they put together, the group also designed and built their own visuals all based around that big “M”.

So I would say your weekend should start a little early this week, make sure to head to the Bluebird tonight and watch what is sure to be an incredible show.

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