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Secret Machines (May 2)

Originally from Texas, the founding members of New York City-based band the Secret Machines have done time in a series of psych-rock outfits. Brothers Ben and Brandon Curtis and Jeff Garza splintered from Dallas-based groups such as UFOFU, When Babies Eat Pennies, and Captain Audio (which included all three). Moving to Brooklyn, the trio eventually landed a record deal with Reprise and released their full-length debut, Now Here Is Nowhere, in 2004. Ten Silver Drops followed, with its opening track “Alone, Jealous, and Stoned” setting the tone for the band’s kind of woozy space rock. Now playing as a two-piece (since the departure of Ben Curtis), the Secret Machines come to the Town Ballroom on Friday (May 2). Co-headlining the show is the sardonic French pop trio the Teenagers, who skewer American MySpace culture with razor sharp continental wit, set to the boppiest tunes around. Doors open at 7pm