Hailing from the rough-and-tumble back alleyways just north of New York City, The Michael Collins Band toiled under the eponym 10/9 Central before emerging from a sticky womb of self-doubt to the confident clean-shaven indie rock troubadours that now regularly melt faces in the cooler havens of Manhattan. The band's music is rooted in the British indie scene of the 1980's, including The Smiths, Joy Division and The Stone Roses, but is also heavily influenced by The Pixies, R.E.M. and the Replacements. With a loyal core following and the occasional celebrity guest appearance, an MCB show is a classic case study in chaos theory, where truly anything could happen. And a flask of bourbon won't hurt either.
> The lineup: Marc Seligman, Bass. Patrick Dundas, Drums. Michael Collins, Guitar/Vocals