We’ve been hyping this one for over a week now, and we even gave you a chance at free tickets, but now the time has come. Be there in person, to experience Austin based psychedelic fuzz rockers The Black Angels, plus one of the loudest rock bands around, A Place To Bury Strangers, both playing tonight, April 26 at The Basement East. Tickets are still available for purchase here, but act quickly, because they might not last, since both performers are so great. Don’t believe us? Need more proof? Never heard of either group, but you need hump day plans? Read on for more info, and don’t miss out on a killer night of music!
THE BLACK ANGELS
Channel everything you know and love about the ’60s and ’70s psychedelic rock movement, and press it through a modern Austin style filter, and you’ll start to get an idea of what The Black Angels are bringing to the table. Just last week, the five-piece are dropped their highly-anticipated new record, Death Song, their first new LP in four years, and their most fully realized work to date. Written mostly before and during the 2016 election season, the tracks form an unparalleled soundtrack for what it means to be an American in this modern climate of division and anxiety. Equal parts protest, and emotional catharsis, Death Song is just the type of record we all need right now. Produced by Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, The Shins), the new LP is without a doubt The Angels’ most political record since their 2006 debut, Passover, and it was already hailed as “the most powerful album of the year” in an NPR roundup by KEXP’s John Richards. See what all the fuss is about for yourself, when they perform new material live, and get a heavy dose of the electric band’s back catalog too, when they make their hotly-anticipated return to town tonight.
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
Formed nearly 15 years ago in Brooklyn A Place to Bury Strangers (or APTBS) are a group whose music is not so easily pinned down into one definable genre. Their sound is a heavy, atmospheric wall-of-sound-influenced blend of psychedelic rock, shoegaze, and experimental space rock. Often drawing comparisons to Brain Jonestown Massacre, and the Jesus and Mary Chain, APTBS like to keep fans on the edge of their seats, as they blaze their own trail down the rabbit hole of psychedelia. Known for their often chaotic and eardrum piercing live shows- usually performed in the dark with a single strobe/white screen- APTBS held the unofficial title of loudest band in NYC. With a growing catalog of material to choose from, including 2015’s Transfixiation, the trio have a lot of “noise” to choose from when they kick things into high gear from the start of this stellar bill. Get to the venue on time, so you don’t miss a second of what promises to be a kickass hump day affair.
The Black Angels and A Place to Bury Strangers will perform tonight, April 26 at The Basement East. The show is 21+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $20.