Arc Iris with Qiet

Saturday October 27th

Music at 8:00pm

BOP STOP (2920 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH)

Arc Iris are decidedly their own thing - weaving the threads of smart folk-rock like Joni Mitchell, theatrical prog like early Genesis, and modern rock into their own colorful capes. They just released their third album, Icon of Ego, which Uncut Magazine calls a "prog-pop spectacular." The first time they performed at our house their costumes and great performance made us think, “Wow, this band is spectacular – in all senses of the word!.” The second time, the growth of their music and their DIY light show made us say, “Holy crap, this band is mindblowing!” We can't wait to see what they have in store for us this time.

"Though they are only a three-piece they have a large arsenal of sounds and sensibilities to work with, and they use every bit of it to make beautifully textured soundscapes difficult to box into any genre. " –Stereogum

Given that their energy just keeps growing, we decided we should have Arc Iris play somewhere with more room. Fortunately, one of the best venues in town, The BOP STOP, agreed to do the show with us. BOP STOP has a great sounding room with plenty of seating and excellent sight lines, but also lots of room for people to move.

But wait, there’s more: Qiet, another Mechanic Street fav, will be the openers. Qiet play horn and fiddle spiked pop-rock that blends in bits from gypsy jazz, funk, soul, and folk music and are one of the few bands that have a live show that can rival Arc Iris’s. They remind us of Talking Heads, not because they sound similar, but because both play smart music that makes people dance.

Kiss of the Universe is Qiet’s most fully realized album yet, with horns, violins and Vincent’s larger-than-life vocals punctuating songs filled with dark humor, surreal wordplay and the existential poetry of a life lived on the edge. It’s the kind of stuff that could become pretentious in the wrong hands, but Qiet keeps everything grounded with danceable rhythms, inventive arrangements, and tons of hooks.” – Spotlight West Virginia on their latest album.

This is absolutely a don’t miss show. Since it is the Saturday before Halloween, Jocie from Arc Iris wants you to know that you are 100% welcome to come in a costume.
Tickets are $20 (which will all go to the bands) and are available from BOP STOP.

Please email us at mechanicstreetmusic@yahoo.com to get more info.

Hotel Ten Eyes

Saturday November 17, 2018

Doors open at 7:30, music at 8:00pm 

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This, ladies and gentlemen, will be a rock'n'roll show. Hotel Ten Eyes is Joe Fletcher's new band and they are ridiculously good. Great story songs like Bruce Springsteen and Steve Earle, but with the concise energy of The Clash. We've loved Joe's music for years and, as a special treat, he will be playing a solo set before Hotel Ten Eyes rock the house.
Suggested donation of $20, which all goes to the band. Please email us at mechanicstreetmusic@yahoo.com to reserve your seat or get more info.

Minor Moon

Saturday February 9, 2019

Doors open at 7:30, music at 8:00pm

"... lush, vivid ... Minor Moon fits somewhere between the classic sound of Neil Young and Van Morrison and contemporary folk-rock from the likes of Grizzly Bear."
-Various Small Flames
Minor Moon are a cool, piano driven band from Chicago. More info soon!