Saturday, 17 May 2008

The Black Angels @ the ICA

Was great to hook up with Bossman for my first gig in ages. Been busy recently though, what with being a married man, going on honeymoon and having a haircut. It seems whenever we go to a gig, it p8sses down, this was no exception!
First up were the Sian Alice Group, really liked them, multi-instrumentalists, at times bluesy, at times, quietly beautiful. Will be buying their album.

Then up came the Black Angels, haven't heard their new album yet, it's on my list, but Passover, their first album, is a rocking psychedelic masterpiece. Live, they are even better. Expert musicians, with many indulgent blissfully loud overdriven moments of guitar mayhem, the occasional organ and the heartbeat bass / drums thumping through your chest, it was a breathtaking experience.
They played for nearly an hour an a half I think, and never a dud moment. Some pics.

oh yeah, and obligatory shot of me and Bossman. I look slightly more crazy than normal in this one.