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November 9th, 2013 — Previews
Our good friends, DRYC, have a message for you about their upcoming show at Crescent!
Dry River Yacht Club has been working day and night towards the release of our new album “El Tigre”. We have it, Love the way it sounds, and cant wait to share it with all of you! So we put together a series of release parties all across Arizona. We are playing some of our favorite venues with some of our favorite bands, each show will be different and jam packed with awesome and eclectic talent! From touring acts to Arizona staples we will make sure there’s a new experience and a good time for everyone there, because we love music and we love you.
For more info: http://silverplatter.info/shows/30503
October 31st, 2013 — Previews
The only thing I knew about Angel Deradoorian before seeing her open for Animal Collective was that she was formerly a member of Dirty Projectors, and that she can play…really well. My previous suspicions were confirmed when Angel stepped alone onto the stage under her surname armed with just a laptop and a keyboard. She proceeded to perform some seriously intricate songs that called to mind some familiar aspects of Dirty Projectors with a plethora of compelling and interesting sounds and influences unique to herself. The music was rather complex with several electronic elements, quite similar to Animal Collective, but topped with a ton of interesting influences from world music, specifically complex melodies reminiscent of Indian ragas. Her music also held dense and great instrumentation within her tracks which interacted perfectly with her beautiful and powerful voice and her twisting synth lines. In addition to the music being extremely intelligent, it felt very genuine and brought forth moods that I’m sure could only be communicated through music. Overall, Deradoorian set a perfectly intricate and psychedelic mood or platform to build crowd excitement for Animal Collective.
When Animal Collective took the stage to huge audience applause, everyone waited on the edge of their metaphorical seat to experience the incredible live performance they had highly anticipated. Personally, I drove two hours to see this show, and thank God I was not disappointed in any way shape or form. First I would like to address that the stage setup was a giant multi-projection mapped mouth, very similar to the one pictured on the cover of their most recent album, “Centipede Hz”, and the sound that emitted from it was very much like the voice of somestrange psychedelic astral beast. The band seamlessly played through gems from all over their discography in addition to a large portion of their newest album with a sophisticated ease only such talented individuals could execute.
My favorite part of the whole concert was that everyone was having such an incredibly fun time. There were no average concert problems once things began kicking up near the middle of the set; everyone was dancing and singing along to every song and having such a great time, it was a concert-goers wet dream. Not only was the audience having a great time, but the band fed from the crowd energy as well and delivered such a dynamic performance. Jumping up and down and screaming with Avey Tare during songs like “Peacebone” was definitely a high point of my year so far, and I’m sure many other concert goers felt the same. At many points the music morphed into a crazy and seemingly never-ending psychedelic noise loop which engulfed and enveloped everything around it in a colorful flash of emotion and noise. These points, where the music seemed to transcend the external factors around it were truly the highest points of the whole concert. Overall, this show was the real life experience equivalent of the perfect tie dye shirt, unique, colorful, intricate, and above all, personally gratifying.
October 31st, 2013 — Previews
Those Darlins just released a new album called, Blur the Line, and they are coming to Rhythm Room on Nov 5 with Diane Coffee and Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold! We have a pair of tickets to this awesome show, all thanks to Thirty Tigers.
To enter this contest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, list Those Darlins on the subject! On the message put your name and phone number.
For more info: http://silverplatter.info/shows/28735 / https://www.facebook.com/events/139643606390735
“In The Wilderness” Stream
October 12th, 2013 — Previews
As a group of very psychedelic, long haired individuals known as Pure X took the stage, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I was honestly quite blown away. The band delved into incredible psychedelic soundscapes full of ambient synths, deeply saturated effected vocals, dynamic chorused electric guitar, 12 string acoustic guitars, and even an electric violin. Every aspect of the set supported an intensely emotional atmosphere which each band member connected in a visible way; when you can feel the emotion behind a band’s set it tends to resonate with you and make you feel more connected to the music and the performance at large. Content wise, their music could be described as classic folk rock with an explosion of psychedelic swirls and twists. It was also obvious that Pure X had been a band for quite sometime because the band members jelled so well with each other during their set that it felt seamless and second nature without feeling contrived or lazy. The good vibes this band brought forward along with their incredible instrumentation and live cohesion made them a natural choice to tour with a group like Youth Lagoon, and I’m very glad that I was there to experience the set.
After an extremely long and unnecessary transition between Pure X and Youth Lagoon, which lasted over 40 minutes, Trevor Powers and his band finally took the stage. Coming into the concert fully expecting a quiet portrayal of the cutesy dream pop songs from Youth Lagoon’s first album, “Year of Hibernation”, I was completely blown away. The music exploded in a menagerie of noise and color combined with an incredible set of stage lights which resembled a rainbow phenomena much like the Aurora Borealis. This particular performance was very much like seeing Beach House or MGMT; the show was incredibly loud, impressively dynamic, and extremely varied from what people tend to think about when listening to Youth Lagoon. This performance stepped over the line of dream pop and entered a new realm of psychedelic noise pop due to its intricate synth soundscapes and loops along with Trevor’s crystalline and extremely loud, echoey vocals to wrap the whole thing up into one colorful package. When Trevor did play songs from his first album, such as “Cannons” and “17”, they had been completely reworked and revamped adding backing from his talented band and new incredibly diverse layers of sound and aggressive dynamic structures. Periodically, taking a break from his emotional vocal deliveries, Trevor even interacted with the crowd and told great stories about trips to Jimmy John’s, how bacon is the key to longevity, or how he used to want to be a professional juggler for a living; these personal stories allowed the audience to make a connection with Trevor beyond his music. Many times throughout the set, each song would become a gargantuan noise jam version of what it was originally thought to be which lasted for a seemingly infinite amount of time, although nothing ever felt stale or boring. Every song and every jam was sonically unique and soaked with synths, electronic drums, and walls of echoes and reverb which enhanced the overall psych rock dynamic of the set. This live performance represents a huge element of growth from Trevor’s original and simple one to two man lineup, and really speaks to the evolution of his personal vision for his music. If this is the direction Youth Lagoon is headed in, I’m beyond excited because I can’t think of a better sonic evolution for this project to head in if I tried.
August 19th, 2013 — Previews
On Friday, August 23 at the Apollo’s Lounge, Sticky Fingers Mobile Soundsystem & RAD! presents Horse Meat Disco with Goldsmith and more! We have a pair of tickets to this hot dance show, all thanks to Stick Fingers! To enter, send an email to email@example.com with “Horse Meat Disco” on the title. On the message, put down your name and phone number.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/473052622787344/
August 9th, 2013 — Previews
See Pop Genre Benders and valley locals, Yellow Minute and Wooden Indian, together at the MIM on August 19th! We have a pair of tickets to this awesome show, all thanks to the MIM! To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Wooden Minute” on the title. On the message, put down your name and phone number.
For more info: http://mimmusictheater.themim.org/pop-genre-benders-evening-yellow-minute-wooden-indian
August 7th, 2013 — Previews
See Jay Allan, Brian Chartrand, Matthew Thornton, and Mat Weddle as part of the I Am AZ Music Concert series, Singer-Songwriters in the Round II at MIM Theatre on August 12! We have a pairs of tickets to this excellent show, all thanks to the Musical Instrument Museum! To enter, send an email to email@example.com with “AZ Music” on the title. On the message, put down your name and phone number.
For more info: http://mimmusictheater.themim.org/az-musicr-arizona-singer-songwriters-ii
August 6th, 2013 — Previews
No Age returns to the valley on 9/21 with Freaks of Nature at the Crescent Ballroom. We have a pair of tickets to this awesome show, all thanks to Stateside Presents. To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “No Age” on the title. On the message, put down your name and phone number.
For more info: http://silverplatter.info/shows/28343
August 5th, 2013 — Previews
The Family Crest is coming to Rhythm Room on 9/12 with Ewert & Two Dragons and Bears of Manitou. We have a pair of tickets to this exciting show, all thanks to Trebuchet Media. To enter, send an email to email@example.com with “Family Crest” on the title. On the message, put down your name and phone number.
For more info: http://www.rhythmroom.com/event/297661-ewert-two-dragons-phoenix/
July 16th, 2013 — Previews
Playing at Last Exit Live throughout the month of July are: Owl and Penny, Bears of Manitou, American Longspurs, Jerome LOL, MyKill, Zero Zero, Blaque Panther Disco, We Were Strangers, Bear Ghost, Madera Strand, Scattered Melodies, Rootz Underground, and Kush County. We have pairs of tickets to these exciting gigs, all thanks to Last Exit Live!
Playing at Last Exit on 7/17: Owl and Penny with Ether Teeth, Northern Hustle, and The Balcony Scene. To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Owl and Penny” on the title. On the message, put down your name and phone number.
For more info: http://www.lastexitlive.com/event/300433-owl-penny-phoenix/
Playing on 7/18 at Last Exit: Bears of Manitou with American Longspurs, The Lions Club, J. Miller. To enter, send an email to email@example.com with “Bears” on the title. On the message, put down your name and phone number.
For more info: http://www.lastexitlive.com/event/303499-bears-manitou-phoenix/
Playing on 7/19 at Last Exit: Jerome LOL with Mykill, Zero Zero, and Blaque Panther Disco. To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Jerome” on the title. On the message, put down your name and phone number.
For more info: http://www.lastexitlive.com/event/273205-jerome-lol-phoenix/
Playing 7/20 at Last Exit: We Were Strangers (Farewell AZ Show) with Bear Ghost, Madera Strand, and Scattered Melodies. To enter, send an email to email@example.com with “Strangers” on the title. On the message, put down your name and phone number.
Playing 7/24 at Last Exit: Rootz Underground with Kush County. To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Rootz” on the title. On the message, put down your name and phone number.
Thanks again to Last Exit for providing tickets for all these great shows!