Boris playing last-minute Saint Vitus show tonight with Mutoid Man & Endon
Boris played Brooklyn's Warsaw with Mutoid Man and Endon last night (11/1), and all three bands are hanging around NYC for a smaller Brooklyn show at Saint Vitus TONIGHT (11/2). Tickets go on sale at 9 AM.
Boris' tour is in celebration of their 25th anniversary as a band and also their great new album Dear. Our sister site Invisible Oranges caught the Philly show (with Helms Alee and Endon) and here's an excerpt of their review:
If a quarter century taught Boris anything, it’s how to put on a show. The venue was bathed in an eerie fog for the entire concert, with smartly-positioned lights shooting laser-like rays through the dense smoke from atop the orange crates onstage. Sometimes the lights were seizure-inducing strobe pulses to match the drum’s heartbeat. A solid pink lamp illuminated the clear drum kit, accentuating the giant gong behind drummer Atsuo. Patterns were projected onto the walls of the cavernous venue, reminiscent of those ‘60s European television shows when hippie bands got invited to jam, electrified two-dimensional lava lamps floating across the hall and covering faces rapt with attention.
Speaking of imagery, Takeshi, the driving force behind Boris, is always the focal point. This isn’t because he is the primary vocalist or even because he’s now an elder statesman for both Japanese rock and the potent drone scene. It’s because he strikes a mysterious, shadowy presence in the darkened room, his every movement almost ghost-like in the haze. His dual-neck bass/guitar hybrid looks like a giant pitchfork in his hands; the backlighting makes him look immortal. His visage is as otherworldly as the strange riffs that he wrings out of the instrument at volumes loud enough to stun all the way in the back of the room.
Read the rest HERE.
Boris -- 2017 Tour Dates
NOV 02 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus ~
NOV 03 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel ~
NOV 04 - Durham, NC @ Motorco ~
NOV 05 - Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse ~
NOV 07 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade, Hell Stage ~
NOV 08 - Nashville, TN @ Exit / In ~
NOV 09 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn $
NOV 10 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks $
NOV 12 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk w/ Endon
NOV 14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister +
NOV 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #
NOV 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon #
NOV 17 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
NOV 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex #
~ = w/ Mutoid Man, Endon
$ = w/ Thou, Endon
# = w/ Torche, ENDON