Four years ago, LA electro band Glitch Mob was a Laptop DJ collective who performed sans instruments, with very little musical ambition beyond rocking the party with the hottest beats they could find. Other than free mixtapes which they put up on myspace - they had no recorded output - and no original music to speak of. But thanks to word of mouth those virtual mixtapes, Glitch Mob's reputation began to blow up via remixing acts like TV On The Radio (their moody remix of TVOTR's "Red Dress" was featured in the Tim Burton-produced thriller "9").
As their reputation spread, Glitch Mob began bringing live-interfaces onstage with them, and finally electronic drums, synthesizer's and guitars - until a quick glance at their stage show resembled a Devo show more than a laptop convention. While the majority of the Mob's live audio is comprised of triggered samples - their melding of live and electronic music is a giant leap forward for electronic music. Hopefully Glitch Mob will inspire more electronic musicians to come out from behind their laptops and mixing consoles and actually perform, instead of just hitting the enter key or checking their email onstage.
So if you want to see eletronic music move towards live and away from memorex - head on over to The Glitch Mob's gig at Revolution tonight. It should make for the most happening Monday Himmershee has seen since Tavern 213 called it quits.