Menomena, Guards at the Bluebird Theater, 03/01/13 (photos, review)

A promising Friday night show at the Bluebird Theater with indie mainstay Menomena and NYC’s Guards delivered a few surprises and a fair share of disappointments. Despite Guards' shorter career, and having only toured in support of its full-length debut ("In Guards We Trust") for barely a month, the garage pop band's opening set was the more enjoyable of the two.

Live review: Menomena @ the Fox Theatre

[caption id="attachment_20327" align="alignleft" width="495" caption="Sympathizers with synthesizers: Menomena at the Fox Theatre last night. Photo by Joe McCabe,"][/caption] Last night at the Fox, Menomena demonstrated and overcame the challenge of transforming studio albums into something new for their audience.