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We Are Scientists, The Grates, Foreign Born

Wed. March 29th 2006 9pm doors at 8pm Red Room Ultra Bar (No Minors) 9pm doors at 8pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Zulu Records, Scratch Records
Presented by: Live Nation
Everyone wants to know about the name, so let's get that issue out of the way first. According to the band, they were named by an outsider, who asked the immortal question, "Are you guys scientists?" Of course they're not but, like Thomas Dolby, they could play men of science on TV - if they so choose. They don't, of course; they have better things to do. Like writing songs, playing in front of adoring audiences and recording three self-released EPs and, most recently, their debut full-length With Love and Squalor.

The Brooklyn trio, who by the way can be seen holding the cutest li'l kitty-cats in front of their faces on the cover of Love and Squalor, have created a hip, happening calling card with their album. Franz Ferdinand, XTC, and the Buzzcocks can be heard in trim pop-punk delights like "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt," "This Scene is Dead" and "It's a Hit." Audiences primed for energetic, tightly written tunes with spazzy rythms and a sense of fun and adventure are singing the praises of these fearless challengers of the unknown, fresh out of the lab and on their way to the nation's stages.

We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists is a New York-based rock band that formed in Berkeley, California in the year 2000. Originally formed of Keith Murray on drums, Chris Cain playing bass guitar and Scott Lamb providing vocals and guitar, before Michael Tapper became drummer and Keith became vocalist and guitarist. The band's breakthrough success came with their sec... more info
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The Grates

After several EPs, singles and headlining and support tours, The Grates have certainly stoked anticipation for their full-length debut, Gravity Won’t Get You High. The good news is all that buzz and advance enthusiasm is vindicated by the record. In fact, there’s a good chance you won’t hear a catchier collection of alterna-pop this year. In ... more info
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