Rock Music Meets Public Transit

<p>A free concert by the rock group The Secret Machines at Los Angeles' Union Station hopes to get more people to consider riding buses and trains.</p>
October 23, 2006, 10am PDT | Christian Madera | @cpmadera
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"Among the Secret Machines' reasons for relocating to New York City from Dallas was to get away from car culture. So, when asked to help raise awareness about public transportation in Los Angeles with a free performance Tuesday night at the historic Union Station, Brandon Curtis says his psychedelic alt-rock trio jumped at the chance.

'The fact that it's normal for one person to get in a car and drive 45 minutes each way to work just doesn't make sense. It just seems like more attention needs to be drawn to mass transit as a possibility,' says the singer-keyboardist-bassist, speaking by phone midtour from Iowa City about his upcoming Union Station gig.

Sponsored by youth activism organization Global Inheritance - in partnership with the action sports cable network Fuel TV and Zune, Microsoft's new MP3 player - [the show is] accessible to anyone who rides the train or bus into Union Station that day with a ticket stub."

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Published on Saturday, October 21, 2006 in LA Daily News
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