by Jeff Niesel
Local indie rockers the Quickening haven’t booked a gig in six years. The band plays moody indie rock that’s characterized by quivering vocals and emo-ish sensibilities. The guys have recently reunited and will perform with the Universe Doesn’t Stand a Chance Against Joshua Jesty and Ragers at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Mahall’s. “I spent a year making our last record, as the band waited for it to be done, we just ended up in two different places,” says band leader James Isom in an email. “They were ready to play, and I was ready to come up for air. Getting back together came pretty naturally. Patrick [Ginley] has been involved in a few projects, including some of my solo work. We started getting together to rehearse my solo record, and it just naturally transformed into Quickening again. Once we started listening to the old stuff and relearning it, we realized that that last record didn’t get its due (completely my doing). We decided to give that record (which we considered to be a masterpiece) the respect it deserved, and to record even better new music.” Shortly after the show, the band will begin a new album with Bill Korecky (Mushroomhead) at his Mars Recording. They’re hoping to put out a four to six-song EP.