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Friday, August 10, 2012

Saturday To-Do: The Black Angels

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 8:28 AM

The Black Angels play at Stickyz Saturday night.
  • The Black Angels play at Stickyz Saturday night.

THE BLACK ANGELS
9 p.m. Stickyz. $12 adv., $15 day of.

Austin, Texas, fuzz-merchants The Black Angels have spent the last several years creating pitch-perfect drone-y psych that pulls equally from the vintage psychedelic sounds of such timeless influences as the Velvets, Jefferson Airplane and the inestimable 13th Floor Elevators, as well as the slightly more recent sturm und drang of Loop, The Spacemen 3 and the like.

In other words, if you're looking for a dark, druggy, droning, churning, Farfisa-fied fuzz fiesta, The Black Angels have your fix.

The band is on tour with Seattle's Night Beats, a three-piece that trucks in similarly reverb-drenched dark psych, with lots of pounding drums, scorching guitar licks and a generally acid-fried vibe.

Opening up the show is Brut Choir, featuring Everett Hagen and Arkansas expat Jimmy Spice. The two create an awesomely foreboding, claustrophobic sort of coldwave that reminds me of "Sparks in a Dark Room" by Belgian gloom-meisters Minny Pops.

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