Friday, April 10, 2009


Motorik at the Funhouse, Thursday, April 16

Motorik, which translates from German as “motor skill”, is a Krautrock term for the 4/4 beat — but it is also the name of an excellent, local goth-rock band. Borrowing from bands like Joy Division, Bauhaus and Echo and the Bunnymen, the sound is instantly accessible and familiar — but they still rock. I saw them at a Factory Records tribute night flawlessly executing Joy Division’s “She Lost Control” — which is no small feat considering that the song has its own legacy and has aged well over twenty-five years. Still, Motorik made it look seamless. This Thursday they’re at the Funhouse, playing stuff from their recently released debut album Klang!.
Laughing loudly everywhere,
Chris Burlingame*Three Imaginary Girls*

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