Making Movies: “Pendulum Swing” (Live In Studio 1A)

Tonight at the Mohawk, Grupo Fantasma celebrates the release of its wonderful new album Problemas as well as fifteen years together (the show is cheekily billed as a “quinceañera”). But make sure you get to the show early for openers Making Movies. The Kansas City band is a worthy complement, blending dramatic alt-rock with Latin rhythms. Even if their band name is a nod to Dire Straits, I hear more Psychedelic Furs or the Cure in their sound.

Making Movies’ 2013 album A La Deriva–produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin–is a standout record, but the band really comes to life onstage. Download a Studio 1A version of “Pendulum Swing” below, and catch them at the Mohawk tonight.

–Art Levy

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