Friday, June 20, 2008

Man Factory: Prepare to Street Fight!

I made the most wonderful discovery last weekend at the Cavern: Man Factory. The Arlington quintet has composed a six-song rock opera about Street Fighter II. This is an apt addition to the late-Gen-X -and-slightly-after encyclopedia: an ad hoc generation whose most telling artifacts are popularly consumed media. Given that the songs themselves are well-written, with a perfect mix of levity and sincerity, I highly recommend you get yourself a copy, particularly since you can download the six tracks free here.

p.s. Red Monroe capped off their slot with a relaxed, country-fied take on the long forgotten "She Waits on a Tidal Wave" that was...just...perfect.