Macha | Theater Critic's Choice | Chicago Reader
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This Athens band gets a fair amount of props for their use of gamelan and other non-Western instruments (what exactly is a "Bollywood viola"?)--but not so much for using them on desultory third generation New Order synth-pop, as their new Forget Tomorrow (Jetset) all too often does. There are signs of change a-comin', though: something in the mix is starting to urge them on to wider frontiers, as in the spacy orientalisms of "Now Disappearing," and if they keep moving they'll soon be out of earshot of David Sylvian's wind chimes. Macha's set is part of day two of the Hideout Block Party; Mouse on Mars and Mahjongg play later in the evening. See Fairs & Festivals for the complete lineup. a 7:30 PM, in front of the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433, $10 donation requested. All ages.

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