Entries tagged with: Holy Wave
photos by P Squared Photography
Goat @ Webster Hall 6/18/2014
Sweden's #1 psychedelic afrobeat freakout band, GOAT, have been on tour following their appearance at this year's Austin Psych Fest and Coachella. The band materialized in NYC earlier this week at Webster Hall (6/18) for a typically trippy show. Fuzz-bass, congas, freaky dancing, everyone in masks...what more does one need on a Wednesday night? New songs too, from their Sub Pop debut which the band told us should be out in September.
Austin's Holy Wave, who they've toured with before, opened the show. Pics from their set, plus more of GOAT, below...
If you missed out on getting tickets for the Panda Bear show at Irving Plaza in the BrooklynVegan presale, you'll have another chance during the general on-sale which starts today at 10 AM. His MHOW show (same link) goes on sale at noon.
If you missed out on getting tickets for the Temples and The Districts show at Irving Plaza in the BrooklynVegan presale, you'll have another chance during the general on-sale which starts today at 10 AM.
If you missed out on getting tickets to the New Pornographers show at Hammerstein Ballroom in the BrooklynVegan presale, you'll have another chance during the general on-sale which starts today at noon.
Grouplove, Portugal. The Man and Typhoon are going on the Honda Civic Tour which hits Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on September 16. Tickets for that show go on Ticketmaster preasle today at 10 AM. AmEx presale starts Wednesday (6/18) at 10 AM and general on-sale starts Friday, June 20 at noon.
Fitz and the Tantrums are playing Terminal 5 on November 12. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Mae are celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Everglow by playing it in full at a few dates including NYC's Highline Ballroom on January 7. Tickets for that show go on sale June 18 at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
photos by PSquared Photography; words by Bill Pearis
GOAT @ MHOW, 4/23/2013
The lights went down and I think half the crowd lit up, as Music Hall of Williamsburg instantly reeked of pot. GOAT, Sweden's premier voodoo disco psych band, took the stage for their first-ever North American show and the packed house was primed to get their minds blown. Dressed in robes and tunics and wearing a variety of masks and hoods, the band came out and without a word to the audience started laying down the fuzzed-out, conga-driven grooves. The band were about as stoic as Oasis, but sounded fantastic and were tight as hell. (The Swedes really excel at this type of thing.) Luckily, the two female masked singers made up for it by dancing up a storm. There was also some dude in front of me doing the hippy dance the whole show but I'm trying to forget that.
We got most of last year's World Music, including "Let it Bleed" which featured a skronky guest saxophonist who looked like he just left the Sun Ra's Ark. GOAT also played both sides of their upcoming Sub Pop single. Apart from wishing the show was somewhere smaller and sweatier (like Glasslands where the show was originally supposed to happen), they definitely met my expectations for this show, even if my mind remained intact.
Opening the night was Austin's Holy Wave who definitely in the Brian Jonestown Massacre / Black Angels school of post-VU psych. They were good and their set was definitely aided by the oldschool trippy oil-based visuals from the folks at Drippy Eye Projections. Bear in Heaven kept things weird as between-set DJs.
Both GOAT and Holy Wave will play Austin Psych Fest this weekend. More pictures from last night's MHOW set are below.
Tamaryn is DJing at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Sunday evening (4/7) as part of a PopRally event called "Abstract Currents." Against projections of one-minute videos submitted by the public, Tamryn will provide a "hypnotic soundtrack to the collectively built abstract videoscape." It's in conjunction with MoMA's Abstraction, 1910-1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print exhibition and tickets are still available.
Later this month, Tamaryn will be in Texas' state capital for Austin Psych Fest (Apr. 26 - 28), which features a pretty amazing line-up that runs the gammut of "psychedelic," including Deerhunter, Spectrum, Black Mountain, OS Mutantes, The Moving Sidewalks, Clinic, Besnard Lakes, Elephant Stone, Roky Erickson, Sweden's GOAT and a bunch more. The fest just announced the day-by-day line-ups which are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned before, Sweden's finest retro-psychedelic afrobeat freakout band, Goat, will be making their first trip to North America this spring. Their NYC stop on the tour, April 23 at Glasslands, sold out quick and demand was high so the show has been moved to Music Hall of Williamsburg with Holy Wave opening and a DJ set from Bear in Heaven. Additional tickets go on sale Wednesday (1/30) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.
If you haven't heard Goat's album, World Music, yet you can stream it below.