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Sir Lord Von Raven 

When: Sat., March 28, 8 p.m. 2015
Price: $TBA
The title track of The Age of Machines, the new album by local act Sir Lord Von Raven, is a sort of Luddite anthem, wherein vocalist Eric Johnson bleats, “I don’t want to be a part of the network!” His band’s rock ’n’ roll harks back to when Silicon Valley had a fertile counterculture. Heavily indebted to the Rolling Stones, with hand-claps, lumbering back-beats, and insistent, single-note piano parts, The Age of Machines features 22 tracks that run across — in the parlance of the pre-digital era Sir Lord Von Raven is inspired by — four sides of two long-playing vinyl records, probably in a gatefold sleeve. Maybe there’s an eight-by-ten-inch glossy band photo around, depicting the band members laden with scarves and charms, like the ones that record companies sent out before email changed the music industry forever. But The Age of Machines is available to stream for free, should you be moved to hear music before seeing the band at The Night Light (311 Broadway, Oakland) on Saturday.
— Sam Lefebvre


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