The Ropes @ Derby City Espresso

Thursday, July 30

The Ropes
Derby City Espresso
331 E. Market St.
myspace.com/derbycityespresso
$TBA; 9 p.m.

Sunday’s “60 Minutes” broadcast included a story on how inanimate robots might one day take on characteristics of humans, a la “I, Robot.” Judging by the tenor and subject of The Ropes’ new EP, Clubs in Europe Forever, Sharon Shy’s been dreaming of emotional electrical mammals for years.

Produced by Nic Hard (The Bravery), the EP is rife with mechanical-spiritual allusion (“Robot Now, Human Later,” “Alien Rubbernecking”) and New Wave detachment from Shy (bass, vox) and multi-instrumentalist Toppy. Kate Haralson and Jeff Grimm open. Come and get disconnected. —Mat Herron

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