Jacuzzi Boys, Psychic Mirrors at Churchill’s

By | April 9th, 2011 | 6 Comments

At Churchill’s tonight, a measly $5 gets you in to see Jacuzzi Boys, fresh off a month-long east coast tour, and ten-piece funk collective Psychic Mirrors. It’s an intriguing coupling: Jacuzzi Boys’ Velvety, open-high-hat garage rock (perfectly suited to Churchill’s) and Psychic Mirrors’ synthy, syncopated, precisely structured jams (perfectly unsuited to Churchill’s).

While we’ve posted about the Jacuzzi Boys plenty, Psychic Mirrors first came across our radar at Endless Summer II (March 3, Grand Central). Here’s a clip from that show.

I wasn’t sure about Psychic Mirrors at the show — from frontman Ryan De Grandy’s bindi to the backup singers’ choreographed dance moves, I got the hint of a put on despite the decet’s worthy musicianship and rare ability to get a Miami crowd dancing. They may just be uber sincere, and tonight may be when I stop being a “herb” and figure them out.

As for Jacuzzi Boys, I know pretty well what to expect, although I’ve never seen them at Churchill’s and I hear they usually kill there. I believe this is their first local show after the tour, which included a live-set on Lou Reed’s favorite radio station, Jersey City-based WFMU. The Boys played 12 tracks, all of which are available for free download. Here’s one of the tracks, “Planet of the Dreamers”, to get you in the mood for tonight.

“Jacuzzi Boys — Planet of the Dreamers”

Teepee and Feathers are also on the bill. You can RSVP for the show on Facebook.


6 Comments on “Jacuzzi Boys, Psychic Mirrors at Churchill’s”

  1. 1 arielle said at 12:40 pm on April 9th, 2011:

    psychic mirrors looks awesome. get on board jordan!

  2. 2 Jordan Melnick said at 12:44 pm on April 9th, 2011:

    @arielle, I think you mean, “get on board herb!”

  3. 3 Johnny said at 2:04 pm on April 9th, 2011:

    There are very few things more degrading than being called a “herb” in Miami.

  4. 4 Lumajunger said at 12:12 pm on April 10th, 2011:

    Thanks for the video, Jordan. The maraca scene has me speechless right now.

  5. 5 Andrea said at 12:07 pm on April 11th, 2011:

    Nah, you aren’t a “herb”. I can understand why you’d question the sincerity at first, but I hope you enjoyed them at Churchill’s.

  6. 6 Jordan Melnick said at 12:14 pm on April 11th, 2011:

    @Andrea I did. Super tight and good change up from Churchill’s tried-and-true grit. Still wouldn’t call myself a “fan” exactly, but there are a few popular bands out there with a similar sound that I also don’t get down with (Chromeo, por ejemplo). And I’m all for what a Jacuzzi Boys-Psychic Mirrors double bill says about the diversity, integrity of Miami’s music scene. Both bands were impressive Saturday night.


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