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The Specs w/ Mechanical River 

When: Fri., May 2 2014
indie pop, psych rock, 9 p.m.

Local ethereal electric-guitar balladeers The Specs channel a blend of psychedelic rock influences into their sound. Think Floyd meets Leonard Cohen in Strawberry Fields. The quartet consists of Eric Galloway on vocals and keys, Steve Tirozzi on vocals and guitar, Brett Nash on bass, and Shawn Krauss on drums. The members of The Specs have been playing together since the mid-’90s, and they’re currently working on a follow-up to their ’09 self-titled disc. Although they’ve been on a hiatus since the last record, the band has been in and out of the studio for the past two years. They’ve even begun practicing every Sunday night. “There’s a feeling when a new song comes in and everyone loves it. I think it’s the new drug that Huey Lewis was looking for,” says Tirozzi. The Specs have grown in every way over their decade-and-a-half together. “We used to argue and fight the way brothers do. When people are passionate about something, they are gonna argue for it … especially when they are young, starry-eyed, and drunk. Now, we have learned to get around all that nonsense,” says Tirozzi. Though the new record hasn’t dropped yet, the Tin Roof show will involve some new tunes. —Kalyn Oyer FRIDAY

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