SEEKING

Keyboard, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

Committed Musicians Wanted: Electronic Drummer (preferred)/Backing Tracks Programmer (i.e., own an electric drum kit or laptop for live performance, or equipment to manipulate sound electronically live) & Keyboardist (i.e., own keyboard with extensive sound library). Any/all as Backup Vocalists as well.

Note: This is a garage band. We do it for the love of self-expression. Please don't ask us to pay you!

Sixteen-year-old Boston-based band Lucretia's Daggers (female vox, electric bass, metal guitar, drum & synth backing tracks) seeks experienced, creative and mature (40+ preferred) "dark lyrical electro-rock" electro-drummer (not acoustic drums)/drum tracks programmer and keyboardist (any or all for backup vox) to add to its lineup.

See our live & professional videos for sound, look, performances: ://lucretiasdaggers/videos
/user/lucretiasdaggers
s://./lucretiasdaggers
s://./lucretiasdaggers/

Lucretia's Daggers "dark lyrical electro-rock": snarky metal, rock, synth, pop, punk mix -- is a fun and committed bunch of 40+-year-old musicians looking for new members. Practice space in Watertown is free and currently on Sundays 5:30-9pm.

We play clubs in the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville area (Middle East, Great Scott, O'Brien's, Cantab, PA's Lounge, Jacques, Lizard Lounge, etc.) with hopes of playing in New York and elsewhere.

We participate in radio interviews, have merch (CDs/MP3s, stickers, buttons/magnets, earrings/necklaces) and have both live and professional music videos (see "Public Transit": s://./watch?v=ac1rRZGp_R0 and "The Horrors of Retail": s://./watch?v=9a2-7vW8HkU)

Here's what we're looking for in bandmates:

1. proficiency and ability to collaborate and improvise in composing new songs
2. have or will get your own instrument
3. have own transporation
4. have prior experience working with musicians/are a team player
5. have performed or want to perform on stage
6. are able and willing to perform live a few times a year in Boston area, New England, and someday NYC
7. can meet 1x/week for practice (currently Sundays 5:30-pm in Watertown MA)--FREE SPACE!
8. wish to record with the band
9. can look & dress the part (arty/dark rocker/gothic/apocalyptic/futuristic)
10. are willing to have pictures taken with the band
11. aren't in another band/have too many family/child commitments/are actually available to play out, and
12. like our music!
(Think Fiona Apple, NIN, /Amanda Palmer/Dresden Dolls, XTC, Marilyn Manson. Brian Eno, Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Garbage, Lords of Acid, Dead Can Dance, Portishead, HUMANWINE, Human League, Depeche Mode, Machines of Loving Grace, System of a Down, Metallica)

Here's list describing the type of person who would work well in LD:

* progressive/political
* environmentally green
* think religion is a joke
* sick of being screwed by the system
* love female-fronted rock
* several years experience playing out live
* interested in recording
* not looking for money (that's what day jobs are for; if we get paid, everybody gets a cut)
* backup vox (alto range at least)
* creative flair
* reliability/availability
* vehicle with space for another passenger (bonus)
* web editing, social media savvy (bonus)
* recording skills, equipment, space (bonus)

Please check our sites: Web, FB, RN, & YT, and be prepared to submit previous work as examples before contacting us. Thank you!

P.S. Please ACTUALLY be available. It is exhausting to replace people who realize they cannot commit to the project.

P.P.S. We wrote this at the top, but so many don't read everything, so we'll say it again...THIS IS A GARAGE BAND. WE ARE *NOT* EXPECTING "PROFESSIONALS", just committed artists. PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO PAY YOU. Thank you.

Screen name:
Lucretia X Machina
Member since:
Apr 09 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
2
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
52 years

Influences

=> LUCRETIA X. MACHINA (vox/lyrics/melodies)--Laurie Anderson, FIONA APPLE, Alice in Chains, The B52's, Bauhaus, Depeche Mode, THE DRESDEN DOLLS, Einsturzende Neubauten, MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE, Ministry, Peter Murphy, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, NINE INCH NAILS, NIN, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shriekback, SISTERS OF MERCY, The The, Throwing Muses, U2, XTC, Yes, disco, new wave, darkwave, goth, gothic, industrial, ethereal, Blake, Milton, Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot

=>DONNI DARKO (bassist): The Clash, Joy Division, The Black Keys, The Beatles, The The, HUMANWINE, and a thousand others

=> ARTEMIS JUNO (guitarist): Fred Frith, Fredrik Thordendal, and Buckethead.

Fans say we sound like: The Damned, Dead Can Dance, The Dresden Dolls, Siobhon Fahey (Shakespeare's Sister), Garbage, The Gathering, Patty Griffin, Human League, Lady Galore, Lords of Acid, Lena Lovich, New York Dolls, Nightwish, Nine Inch Nails, NIN, Portishead, early Shroud, Grace Slick, The Velvet Underground, Kurt Weil, X-Ray Spex (Polly Styrene), Steeleye Span

Members Of Band

Lucretia X. Machina (lyricist/vocalist), Donni Darko (bass/backing vox), Artemis Juno (guitar/backing vox); Four (laptop)

=> LUCRETIA X. MACHINA: Once upon a time, adorned in black and white attire at one of this hostess' many infamous Samhain (Halloween) house parties, I bore a silver poison ring inherited to me by my mother. (Why my mother would own and give me such a ring remains a mystery.) An admiring guest instantly proclaimed me "Lucretia" after the legendary Renaissance matriarch of the Borgia clan. A patroness of the arts, Lucretia Borgia (aka Lucrezia) was accused--amongst other things--of murdering her enemies "black widow" style in her bed (via foxglove digitalis poison powder) from such a ring. Bearing the name of a defamed victim/victimizer like a scarlet letter, the name Lucretia stuck to me like black duct tape and has fueled the music of this woman scorned and has since served as a siren of warning. As for the "X. Machina," well, she's in and out of the machine...that's all I can say. Join me and the Daggers as we entreat you to revel in our dark lyrical electro-rock...for the apocalypse.

=>DONNI DARKO (bassist): is the founder, lyricist, and bassist of alternative Boston band TALL In the 1980s, he was a Spit/Axis Boston club doorman and occasional fill-in DJ including for a sold out Divinyls show of 2,000 attendees at Metro. Also DJ'd Human Sexual Response and the Buzzcocks at Spit. Disappeared during the 90s, reappeared in 2K doing various private DJ gigs around town, he also wrote for the Boston Noise magazine for short time. In the 2010s he decided to play rock and began TALL, "playing out every two years whether we need to or not". A long-time fan of Lucretia's Daggers with burgeoning backing vocals to his credit, he is now a valued member of the band.

=> ARTEMIS JUNO (guitarist): is an undead cyborg hillbilly demon hunter from a possible post-apocalyptic future with two girls' names. He once traveled the industrial wastelands of the Atlantic coast, compiling a legendary grimoire of horrors. While exploring the ruins of Neo-Boston, a sentient computer sent him back in time 2000-ish to warn humanity of the error of its ways through sweet guitar solos.

=> FOUR (backing tracks/laptop): FOUR was hesitant; he/she didn't know whether to commit, but once they were "plugged" into LD (conveniently, via port #4), and got a taste of his/her bandmates' adoration, FOUR just HAD to be a member of Lucretia's Daggers.

In this advanced age of technology, FOUR is a valued and valuable member of the LD team. The future is ever changing, however.

FOUR may yet prove obsolete...if an organic lifeform can rival his/her prowess. If you have the biochemistry to challenge FOUR, contact us!

EQUIPMENT

Peavey PA, speakers, guitar amp, pedals, mic, wires, stands, earphones & jamhub, laptop with backing tracks.Provide your own instrument/plug-ins.

MUSIC