The Glitch Mob w/The M Machine
Where: Aragon Ballroom
When: October 17th, 2014
Grade: 5 out of 5 meatballs
Reviewed and Photographed by: Neil Miller, Jr.
Forget what you’ve heard – The Glitch Mob are a rock band. Yes, their music is created within the confines of mostly electronics and you’ll find their music on electronic music ‘best of’ lists before anywhere else. But if one listen to Love Death Immortality doesn’t sell you on their inherent rock aesthetic, go see them live and prepare for a change of perception. Their live performance rig, The Blade, helps the trio channel their massive masterpieces of big beat through massive drums and an arsenal of samplers which are completely visible to the audience. Outshining their contemporaries, The Glitch Mob have found a way to remove the skepticism about if they’re just ‘pressing play’ or actually making the music happen onstage. One thing is certain, the audience at the Aragon were all in for a treat as they performed nearly all of Love Death Immortality along with a few other gems and simultaneously blew all of our minds with a serious rock show.