The Middle East @ The Masquerade
The Middle East is not from the Middle East at all. In fact, they don’t even make Middle Eastern sounding music! They are a musical collective from Australia and have had lots of success in the indie music scene there. It wasn’t until last year that they gained popularity in the US (thanks to the blogsphere) and pretty soon they were opening for big acts like Grizzly Bear and now Frightened Rabbit.