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20 Mar 2014

The Lucky 13: Bri Cherry, of Machin'

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Machin’ mixes elements of various world and Latin music into what the band’s members call “Spanglish Jive.” Bri Cherry’s violin combines with David Macias’ vocals and guitar, and Andy Gorrill’s upright bass, to set a great mood at the Purple Room Palm Springs (1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive) each Thursday night. For more on Machin’, head to www.machinmilitiamusic.com; for more on the Purple Room, visit purpleroompalmsprings.com. Here are Bri’s answers to The Lucky 13.

What was the first concert you attended?

Other than the concerts I performed in orchestra or symphony through school, Weezer was my first official concert when they played at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

What was the first album you owned?

A Spice Girls album.

What bands are you listening to right now?

I listen to a wide variety depending on how my day is going: a lot of Beats Antique, Grammatik, Gogol Bordello, Hazmat Modine, Rhapsodija Trio, Django Reinhardt, Mumford and Sons, Jack Johnson, Buena Vista Social Club, Weezer, Beatles and Bob Marley. I usually will just let Pandora surprise me with a similar band or two—and, of course, I will listen to Machin’ to enjoy what we’ve created, as well as to listen and see where I can improve.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

The Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus stuff.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Beats Antique or Gogol Bordello. Pretty much any of those I listen to would be fantastic!

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Jamming in the living room with Blue Moon or champagne, and with carne asada tacos.

What’s your favorite music venue?

There are so many good ones. Schmidy’s Tavern is an up-and-coming venue that is really growing on me; their sound system is great, and there’s plenty of room. Also, the Purple Room in Palm Springs is pretty happening and also has a fantastic sound system, good food, good drinks, good times, etc. As of right now, I would have to say these are a tie for me, depending on the act.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

Our song, “iEsta Vez No!” mainly because of rehearsals, ha ha!

What band or artist changed your life? How?

I don’t mean to revisit Machin’ because I am in it, but because this group has had the biggest impact on me—not only as a musician, but also in my personal life, helping me practice discipline, and other good morals. David (Macias) has saved me with his music, in a way. I wasn’t going down the greatest path when we met; these days, I can say I’ve been getting my feet back on the ground. That is a powerful thing to do, especially with how stubborn I am.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

I want to ask The Beatles, any and all of them, if they were all still alive: “How did you do it? How did you get the whole world to know about your music in a short amount of time?”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

I would want people to bring their acoustic instruments and find a chord progression or two, and simply jam. The jam can turn into a lick from a jazz standard or a riff, a bit from Bach, etc. I would simply want healing to take place through music. There isn’t any specific song.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

The Beatles, Abbey Road.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“Start Wearing Purple” by Gogol Bordello; “iEsta Vez No!” by Machin’; and “Gente Decente” by Machin’. (Scroll down to hear the Machin’ songs.)

1 comment

  • Comment Link AJ Rivethead Acosta Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:57 posted by AJ Rivethead Acosta

    Welcome to this electronic war fare of love and lust songs come at you from my Soul My DieGressiveSoul .... An Altered state of mind deserves a different personality. This is an altered mind of the band DieSineGration I wanted to have both projects to be way different than each to give me a freedom to expand in almost all Genres, . This music is made to cause dancing and Emotions. With the most extreme highs and lows of your life will momentarily be removed to cleanse your Soul. Open your mind and your hearts to the DieGressiveSoul A.J. The Rivethead

    What was the first concert you attended?

    The First Concert I have ever attended was cheap trick I remember listening to dream Police and thought to my self those are some raunchy sounding guitars I liked it!!

    What was the first album you owned?

    T he first Albums I owned were Johnny Cash, Alice Cooper and the Beatles. The thing I like about each artists at the time was the fact they were so different and I said to myself I want to do something different also the theatrics that Alice Cooper paved my love for cinema and music

    What bands are you listening to right now?

    to myself mainly hahahaha right got's to have a sense of humor really thought the music I listen to is mainly underground music I have been in the Gothic American culture for over 20 years and know all kinds of musicians but I do appreciate more the subcultures because they chose not follow the immediate trend but try to create one . here and there I will like a pop song or 2 but My taste in music is probably more broad that most. so that being said what is in my hit list would be Grendel, Technikult of Flesh, and Velvet Acid Christ

    What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

    Country music maybe hahaha no really if there something I don't like I phase it out I don't hate on music it is an art form that has a place in all lives no matter how silly I am listening to LMFAO right now how silly is that? it's all good

    What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

    I would love to see Ratt just out of left field they were pne of my favorite bands.

    What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

    covering Britney Spears, Madonna, Lady GaGa just because hahaha you got to have balls to do so !

    What’s your favorite music venue?

    My 3 Favorite music Venues are The Hood in Palm Desert, Shmiddysin Palm Desert and The Bar in Palm Springs I like venues that spend a good penny on sound systems it means they care about the quality of entertainment.
    I like my music loud proud and bass heavy hahahaha.

    What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

    We become a moral Tale

    That line is stuck in my head because I am writing music for 2 movies This first movie where the Song Fatal Passion (DieGressiveSoul) is featured on the opening sequence and end credits. I am involved in story boarding the music video but that line pops in my head a lot.

    What band or artist changed your life? How?

    The Cure and Depeche Mode both changed my life because they were so different it helped me expand from genre to genre. I like their theatrics in their stage set up they spent a lot of money on lighting ans facades it makes the ticket value more worth the price of admission

    You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

    I would ask Julian Lennon to perform in my area that would be kool for me you noticed how I hop around genre to genre this just shows How eclectic my taste is

    What song would you like played at your funeral?

    I would like to say I would want played Waltz To The Heavens (DieGressiveSoul), I wrote that song for my friend Monique who Died from complications with Cancer I think it would be appropriate for me also when I get to see her again

    Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

    Disintigration by The Cure I named my band after it hahahaha

    What song should everyone listen to right now?

    Dance Upon The Graves (DieSineGration) look it up on itunes or your favorite online stores Amazon! rhapsody emusic hahahahaha that is my lucky 13 have fun all

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