Entries tagged with: Black Angels
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Vampire Weekend / Arctic Monkeys / Depeche Mode @ ACL Fest 10/4/2013
Austin's 2013 ACL Festival kicked off the first of its two consecutive weekends on Friday (10/4) with bands across eight different stages at Zilker Park, including Depeche Mode, Queens of the Stone Age (who taped an episode the ACL TV show the night before), Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Jimmy Eat World, Pinback, Savages, hometown heroes Black Angels and more. Pictures from those bands -- and more -- are in this post.
Another set of Depeche Mode pics from ACL Friday are up at BV Austin. Stay tuned for more ACL coverage. More day 1 pics below...
photos by PSquared Photography
Black Angels / Allah-Las / Elephant Stone @ The Bell House, 4/10/2013
Austin psych rockers The Black Angels played their second of two NYC shows last Wednesday (4/10) at The Bell House with tourmates Allah-Las from Los Angeles, and Montreal's Elephant Stone. (The first was at Webster Hall.) This was the third show of the week for Allah-Las, who snuck in a headlining set at Mercury Lounge between the two Black Angels shows. All three bands continue their tour as they head towards The Black Angels' homebase for Austin Psych Fest.
More photos from the Bell House, as well as setlists for Black Angels and Allah-Las, are below.
photos by Joe McCabe
Black Angels @ Webster Hall 4/8/2013
I love how they get weirder and darker with each other album. They have such a distinct sound, that there's isn't much reason to alter it. Like another band who I have an unhealthy obsession with, Stereolab, the Black Angels stick to what they do best -- recalling the west coast 60s psych rock scene mixed with some dirty, nasty, sexy, seductive guitar riffs. -[MusicSnobbery]As discussed, The Black Angels played the first of two NYC dates on April 8th at Webster Hall, snagging support from LA's Allah-Las and Montreal's Elephant Stone, the latter of whom's frontman, Rishi Dir, has been guesting with Black Angels on this tour as well. Pictures of the headliner are in this post. Allah-Las last night's show at Mercury Lounge, hopping on a bill with Young Magic (as hypothesized).
The Black Angels shows are in celebration of the band's new LP Indigo Meadow, and you can win an autographed copy of the gatefold vinyl which comes pressed on 180 gram with a download card and 20 page booklet. Details on how to enter are below.
All three bands play a sold-out Bell House tonight (4/10), and then continue on their wide-reaching tour. Black Angels' Webster Hall setlist is below.
photos by Joe McCabe
Allah-Las @ Webster Hall last night
The Black Angels are currently in town, having played the first of two NYC shows last night (4/8) at Webster Hall with openers Allah-Las and Elephant Stone. Tonight is an off-night for the tour and Allah-las have confirmed our suspicions that they are the "special guests" tonight (4/9) at Young Magic's show at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are still available. We've got pictures from Allah-Las' set at Webster Hall last night in this post and we'll have ones of Black Angels and Elephant Stone in a while. All three play again Wednesday (4/10) at The Bell House which is sold out.
Meanwhile, Young Magic will be DJing between sets at SZA's show at Pianos on Saturday (4/13). More Allah-Las pictures and a Spotify stream of Allah-Las' album below...
by Bill Pearis
Elephant Stone @ SXSW 2013 (via @BurgerRecords4life)
Montreal's Elephant Stone, who are currently in SXSW with most of the known music universe, will soon be on tour with Black Angels and Allah-Las, hitting NYC for two shows: April 8 at Webster Hall (tickets) and April 10 at The Bell House (tickets). Before that tour starts, Elephant Stone will be in NYC to play Pianos on April 2 with Data Romance, Spirit Animal and Desert Stars. No advance tickets to this show for now. They've got a few other non-Black Angels dates as well and all are listed below.
If you haven't checked out Elephant Stone's harmony-and-sitar-laden pysch-pop, you can stream their terrific new album below.
photos by James Richards IV
Black Sabbath / M83 / the crowd, Lollapalooza 8/03/2012
A bell tolls, a bass guitar moans, and Ozzy Osbourne sings. "What is this that stands before me?" the former archnemesis of John Cardinal O'Connor intones with chilling deliberation. Black Sabbath - three-quarters of them, anyway - are back to reprise the doom-ridden, Beelzebub-baiting classics from the '70s. Osbourne sounds in good voice initially, slicing through Tony Iommi's granite-hard guitar riffs and Geezer Butler's nuclear-strength bass. He even lays down some credible blues harp on "Wizard." But, as if to prove he isn't lip-synching, Osbourne struggles to nail some of the high notes in "War Pigs." No matter, Sabbath was never about sex appeal or perfection. They were dead-end working-class kids who had no use for the romanticism of the flower-power era, and instead peered into the abyss that awaits us all. The songs, which just happened to invent an entire genre of music, still sound magnificent, from "N.I.B." to "Iron Man." [Chicago Tribune]Lollapalooza, the mother of indie U.S. festivals, is happening this weekend at Grant Park in Chicago. Friday (8/3) kicked things off with such bands Black Sabbath, Afghan Whigs, Passion Pit, The War on Drugs, Tame Impala, Metric, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. If you're not in Chicago but would still like to have the Lollapalooza experience, just skip showering, turn off your A/C, crack open a beverage and watch the festival's livestream on YouTube.
More Lollapalooza Friday pics are below.
Night Beats at Music Hall of Williamsburg in April (more by Joe McCabe)
Seattle psych/garage rockers Night Beats will be touring with Black Angels in August and though it appears there's no NYC date for this one, the Night Beats have scheduled their own headlining show during the tour which happens on August 6 at Knitting Factory with openers Mmoss. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Night Beats were last in town opening for The Horrors at Music Hall of Williamsburg. If you haven't heard the band's self-titled debut, released last year on Trouble in Mind, you can stream it below as well as check out a list of all Night Beats tour dates.
The Fresh & Onlys @ Psych Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Reverberation Appreciation Society and The Black Angels have released the initial lineup poster for the 5th annual Austin Psych Fest. This year's fest, running from April 27th - 29th (in Austin), will take place at Austin's two newest big venues, recently opened Emo's East and the soon-to-be open Beauty Ballroom which is next door.
Emo's East is now the only Emo's since their Red River location closed on 12/30, and the Beauty Ballroom is (hopefully) having their rescheduled Grand Opening on January 27th (with Theophilus London and Treasure Fingers) and continuing on January 28th.
APF will feature around 60 bands over the three day, two room event. About 40 are included in the poster below, with another 20 or so to be announced in March. Announced bands include the Black Angels (who played Emo's East on New Year's Eve), the Black Lips, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dead Meadow, Olivia Tremor Control, Wooden Shijps, and many more. Weekend passes go on sale this Saturday (January 21st) at 12pm CST at austinpsychfest.com.
Check out photos from the 2011 edition of Psych Fest (held at Seaholm Power Plant) HERE.
Chaos in Tejas, a different kind of Austin music fest that happens in June, also announced bands on their lineup today.
SXSW, which is in March, continues to announce bands all the time and recently posted their initial schedule.
Psych Fest 2012 poster, lineup and Bandcamp mixtape, below...
Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Coachella which is taking place over the course of two weekends this year (April 13-15 and 20-22) revealed their 2012 lineup. Last week, Azealia Banks was the first artist confirmed, and earlier today they confirmed The Weeknd (maybe he found a band?), and before that, Jimmy Cliff, Breakbot, and Housse De Racket. The reunited Pulp then announced itself. The full lineup also includes headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, not to mention, as predicted, the reunited At the Drive In and the reunited Mazzy Star (!), and Madness and Refused (!) and Jeff Mangum and many, many more that you can see below...