Machines of Loving Grace's gothic industrial crank will rock the foundation of Club DV8 on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
The band formed in 1989 when vocalist Scott Benzel, keyboardist Mike Fisher and guitarist Stuart Kupers gathered to write a song for a film project (drummer Brad Kemp joined later). To this day, the film remains unfinished while the band enjoys increasing popularity thanks to a song on the eerie "Crow" soundtrack and a new album, "Concentration."On "Concentration" the band conveys dreary images of oppression and totalitarian horrors through driving guitars, keyboards and dynamic vocals.
Machines of Loving Grace took its name from a Richard Brautigan poem about a high-tech return to Paradise, where every living form is watched over by "machines of loving grace."
Alternative rockers Surgery and the gothic hip hop of Blood of Abraham will open the show.