Strange Machines

Strange Machines

Harsh Armadillo

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Showcase Lounge

$10 advance | $12 day of show

This event is all ages

Strange Machines
Strange Machines
Boston-born, New England based quartet Strange Machines have been steadily making a name for themselves in the East Coast jam scene. What started as a band focused on rock and reggae has slowly melded into a true melting pot of musical fusion, with sounds catering to funk, livetronica, heavy rock and a multitude of other genre’s, all while stringing them together seamlessly to create a fluid and captivating live performance. Their original songs are nuanced by creative composition, practiced precision, and a looseness that allows them to truly explore the music they create.

They have shared the stage with national-touring acts such as Dopapod, Twiddle, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, TAUK, Deep Banana Blackout, John Brown's Body, and more. Strange Machines have carved out their own niche in the east coast music scene and show no signs of slowing down.

Strange Machines released their latest studio album October 7, 2017. Founding member Mike MacDonald and long time keyboardist Christian Perron, with the additions of Craig Holland on bass and Isaac Civitello on drums, have honed in their sound and hit their stride as a four piece. "Voice of Color", the bands first full length release, is a representation of what the band has developed into, diving further into progressive experimental rock and funk more than ever before. Striving to consistently deliver a high energy and engaging live performance, the band has continued to gain momentum in the Northeast and beyond. This album aims to capture the diversity and big sound you will experience at a Strange show.

"Strange Machines is known for powerful, high-energy live performances that explore the depths of their music and cater to a breadth of listeners. None of the band’s beloved characteristics are lost on the album—rather, Voice of Color offers precisely executed arrangements of Strange Machines originals while still embodying the looseness and exploration you’d find at a live performance." - Live For Live Music
Harsh Armadillo
Harsh Armadillo is six guys and a girl who don't sleep until you've burnt through your insoles, and tried that breakdance move from your fifth grade talent show. They create original music for moving to-- a combination of funk and hip-hop roots with the bass, the drums, the horns, and the voices that hit like a vitamin for your soul. The gang hails from Boston's leafy hat; a little known mecca they like to call New Hampshire. They have no affiliation with the state of Texas and have never encountered a wild armadillo.

Founded in a moldy basement in 2013, Harsh Armadillo continues to crush doctor's predictions for a blindly short lifespan with the release of their new EP 'BITE'. The previous five years consisted primarily of blue Gatorade fueled rampage, punctuated by two full length releases-- 'Thayer It Is' (2014), and 'Blame Bad Habits' (2017). They live for the live show, and look forward to getting funky in a dimly lit room near you. Stay harsh.
Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/