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New Young Pony Club & Muscles at The Echo 10/30/07

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If you weren't at The Echo last night, then you missed out on an overdue Modular People extravaganza. Aussie one-man band Muscles and London's own New Young Pony Club rocked the house with their dance-laden equations. With Halloween costumes in full effect and drinks a flowin', the sold out house was full of bopping NYPC-a-holics intent on getting their fix. Well, I believe that we all got more than we bargained for.

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Muscles opened up the show, shelling out as much unrequited love as humanly possible. With the exception of a select few, it seemed as though the crowd was virtually unaware of who he was. Muscles made a point of this by stating, "The only two people who are dancing in here are these two guys!" Of course, they were sporting their "Ice cream is gonna save the day" tee shirts. I'm a huge fan of his latest album Guns Babes Lemonade and thus I took the lukewarm welcome he received personally.I thrashed about and sang along despite the overwhelmingly negative, cold front behind me. People certainly were not abiding by the credo set forth by such anthemic songs like "Ice Cream". No one was "dancing with their shirt off", to quote Muscles. Yet he persisted, apprehensively reinforcing his presence after every song with, "I'm Muscles, this next song is on my album!"