Monday, March 14, 2011

Covert Curiosity and The Reverberation Appreciation Society Present:

Covert Curiosity and The Reverberation Appreciation Society have teamed up to bring you a free night of psychedelic exploration at Emo's on Monday, March 14.

Start your south-by with a bang and catch sets from Seattle psych trio the Night Beats, Austin's own Shapes Have Fangs, Costa Rican female garage rockers Las Robertas, Chicago psych quintet Secret Colours, reverb enthusiast Christian Bland, and the Portland surf-punk trio Guantanamo Baywatch.

Scott Conn and Oswald James will be on hand to provide visual accompaniment via digital video and oil projections. The show is FREE with RSVP, thanks to generous support from Spellbound Studio, Birds Barbershop, and Smoke ATX. Doors will open at 8pm and early arrival is highly suggested.

Here are some sights and sounds:

1:00 - The Night Beats (Seattle, WA)

"Night Beats currently hail from Seattle but as two of the three members are originally from Texas, it's not hard to pick out the influence of golden age Texas psych idols such as the 13th Floor Elevators, Lost and Found and Golden Dawn." Trouble In Mind

12:00 - Las Robertas (San José, Costa Rica)

"Las Robertas hail from San Jose, Costa Rica, perhaps a rather strange place to find a flourishing punk scene. Nonetheless, these girls make melodic lo-fi punk as good as anyone else. They sound most like New York’s Vivian Girls, all wistful vocal harmonies and crunching guitar riffs, belting out a mercilessly crisp sound that turns their noisy background into a beautifully sweet chorus." Artrocker

11:00 - Shapes Have Fangs (Austin, TX)

The Austin garage R&B congregation Shapes Have Fangs likes to get rowdy, with live shows that can turn into a fiery rock and roll dance party without any warning. The band is just a few days away releasing their debut LP 'Dinner in The Dark' via The Reverberation Appreciation Society. The album serves up 12 rhythm-driven garage and fuzzed-out pop songs, distilled into potent, narcotic rock and roll.

10:00 - Secret Colours (Chicago, IL)

"The album is pleasingly dense, with chiming acoustic guitars, swirling vocals, jet-fighter electric fuzz, and tom-heavy drumming. Secret Colours wear their influences on their sleeves—not just the Black Angels and the Brian Jonestown Massacre but also the Velvet Underground, Spacemen 3, and Stone Roses." Chicago Reader

9:15 - Christian Bland (Austin, TX)

Christian Bland is a sound and imagery speialist for The Black Angels. He also plays the occasional gig with his friends known as The Revelators, and recently released 'The Lost Album' under that very name. The album was recorded with fellow Texan artist Greg Ashley (The Gris Gris), resulting in 13 tracks of mind-opening psychedelia that sold out on first pressing. The 2nd (and digital version) is available for consumption here.

8:30 - Guantanamo Baywatch (Portland, OR)

"Guantanamo Baywatch: Looking somewhat like Blondie meets The Stray Cats, this band surely creates cognitive dissonance for the first-time listener, who may be surprised by the tight surf rock the band unleashes. Their instrumental performance echoes the spirit of their surf predecessors, reminding us why Dick Dale has never been uncool. Think “Surfin’ Bird” in all its timeless proto-punk glory, mischieviously packaged with a postmodern wink." - Smells Like Pop


ooowvinyl said...

Great set of bands last night. Good times.

Mr. Curiosity said...

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it!