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Event Archive - Electric Six, Test Your Reflex, Night Kills the Day

Mon. April 23rd 2007 Richard's On Richards (No Minors)
9pm doors at 8pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Red Cat Records, Zulu Records
Presented by: Live Nation
on sale fri, 2/2 @ 10am

With the release of its hit “Danger! (High Voltage)”, Electric Six became international sensations and Detroit’s unofficial ambassadors of feel-good party rock. The UK was especially quick to embrace vocalist Dick Valentine and crew, and pushed the anthemic disco rock track, along with its follow-up single “Gay Bar” off the 2003 album Fire, into the charts. Senor Smoke, the band’s sophomore album, was anchored by a cover of the Queen song “Radio Ga-Ga” and further spread the fun-loving Electric Six gospel. On third record Switzerland, the band recklessly put its stamp on genres such as peppy pop on “I Buy the Drugs”, power metal on “Night Vision”, and blue-eyed soul on “Infected Girls” for a party album to end all party albums.

Test Your Reflex is a young Southern California quintet with an appreciation for classic albums as diverse as U2’s The Joshua Tree and Joni Mitchell’s Blue. The Burning Hour, the group’s debut, is a pure distillation of Test Your Reflex’s frenetic energy and raw yet tuneful sensibilities into eleven tracks that are as diverse and unpretentious as they are catchy. From the dreamy opener “I’m Not Sorry” to the anthemic “I Am Alive”, and the impossibly infectious first single “Pieces of the Sun”, The Burning Hour is a sublime synthesis of the accessible with the unexpected. All eleven tracks cleverly showcase the depth of this record on which every song will be someone’s favorite.

New York band Night Kills the Day combines an ’80s sound (think the Cure and Depeche Mode) with the passion and energy of contemporary rock. The group’s album The Study of Man is a tour-de-force of machine-like beats, piercing but simple guitar lines, and neon-lit vocals. As vocalist Luke sings in “Rainbows in NYC”, “All the raindrops look like rainbows in my eyes.”


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Electric Six

Electric Six is a six-piece metro Detroit-based band that plays what has been described as a brand of rock music infused with elements of "garage, disco, punk, new wave, and metal." The new album is heavy at times as demonstrated by Formula 409 and Heavy Woman. The album is anthemic at times as demonstrated by Your Heat is Rising and We Were Witch... more info
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