Posted in music | pictures on June 8, 2006

Metallic Falcons @ Tonic

File under psychedelic-ambient-shoegaze: Metallic Falcons put on an impressive close-to-first show at Tonic Wednesday night (June 7, 2006). Seats and/or beanbags would have made the atmospheric-artsy performance more comfortable, and it was hard for the crowd not to start talking over the super-quiet often-electronic song intros, but when the music was loud enough, it was strong enough to suck me in. The style itself isn't anything new, but hearing that kind of music with the voices of Matteah Baim, Sierra Cassidy (opera-trained member of CocoRosie), and (for one song) Antony Hagerty (Antony & The Johnson) made the record-release show more than worth the $3.00 price of admission.

Metallic Falcons @ Tonic

The first song started with Spleen and his bandmate Tez doing voice-beatbox-throat-stuff. They've been on tour with CocoRosie and they're playing their own show at Joe's Pub on June 13th. Sierra's sister Bianca (also in CocoRosie) isn't technically in the band, but she was on stage the whole time manning the electronics. Greg Rogrove (Tarantula) played drums. Antony only sang the one song (the one he sings on the album I think), but he stayed on stage the whole time anyway. They, and their friends in the front row, were all wearing fake white beards for most of the show. Some of those friends joined them on stage for the last song. One audience member was wearing a scary perpetually-smiling full-head mask for the whole show. I thought for sure she would be on stage at some point, but nope - she just stayed right there in the front enjoying the show - smiling, smiling, smiling...

Metallic Falcons @ Tonic



Comments (10)

I went up to the ladies of CoCo Rosie following their performance at SOB's during CMJ (opening for !!! of all bands). I saw them on the sidewalk after their set and I loved their show and wanted to tell them that, so I did. It was your pretty standard, "Hey, great show, really enjoyed it." They looked at me like I had just pulled a flaming machete on them and then they literally ran down the street and jumped into a cab. I still haven't figured that one out yet.

Posted by Nineteen-ninety-never | June 8, 2006 4:25 PM

obviously they hate you.

Posted by allen iverson | June 8, 2006 4:30 PM

yay! i love this band, glad you're giving them exposure :)

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2006 5:12 AM

amazing band! they deserve all the attention they're getting at the moment.

Posted by maz | June 9, 2006 5:14 AM


Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2006 2:04 PM

Oh good pictures. I'm from Barcelona Spain, and... someone knows if cocorosie is coming to barcelona this summer 2008 or later?

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2008 7:44 AM

not too bad

Posted by WOW GOLD | December 2, 2008 10:11 PM

Oh good pictures. I'm from Barcelona Spain, and... someone knows if cocorosie is coming to barcelona this summer 2008 or later?

Posted by Jimmy Choo Handbags | October 16, 2009 3:12 AM

Seems that you are completely right!!11 I will quote this in my private forum to argue with people...

Posted by Andrew Pelt | March 9, 2010 7:13 AM

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