Free Williamsburg first interviewed Calla in July of 2003 (http://www.freewilliamsburg.com/july_2003/calla.html), and oddly, not much has changed since then. Calla’s new record, the dreamy ‚”Strength in Numbers,” sounds very similar to 2005’s ‚”Collisions” and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Calla has their slow, creeping, slightly psychedelic formula down pat, and they are smart enough to realize that it’s a formula that works. The last show I saw them play was at Brooklyn Lyceum way back in the fall of ’05, and they broke out the smoke machines and turned the bass high enough to make my insides vibrate. Their show at the Bowery tonight hopefully won’t be much of a departure.
Show details: Sat 4/14 8:00 PM Calla, Dirty on Purpose, The Sugar Report Bowery Ballroom 18+ $15