Slate Chocolate Marble
Slate Chocolate Marble

Led Zeppelin Official Forum

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Strider

The Black Angels

67 posts in this topic

The-Black-Angels-2014-Tour.jpg

One of the best bands around today, Austin's The Black Angels are back on tour, and this time they are touring with fellow Austinite Roky Erickson, a legend from his days with the 13th Floor Elevators, one of the first psychedelic rock bands. So if you haven't yet made it to a Black Angels show, now is a good time to do so, as they are hitting the East, Midwest and Southern parts of the U.S. and Canada this month. The tour began last night in Lawrence, Kansas and continues tonight in St. Louis, MO.

The 2014 Winter Psych Storm Tour:

Feb 01 The Firebird

St Louis, MO TICKETS RSVP

Feb 03 First Avenue

Minneapolis, MN TICKETS RSVP

Feb 04 Majestic Theatre

Madison, WI TICKETS RSVP

Feb 05 Park West

Chicago, IL TICKETS RSVP

Feb 07 Southgate House

Newport, KY TICKETS RSVP

Feb 08 Beachland Ballroom

Cleveland, OH TICKETS RSVP

Feb 09 Magic Stick

Detroit, MI TICKETS RSVP

Feb 11 Phoenix Concert Theatre

Toronto, Canada TICKETS RSVP

Feb 12 Corona Theatre

Montreal, Canada TICKETS RSVP

Feb 14 Black Cat

Washington, DC TICKETS RSVP

Feb 15 The Met

Providence, RI TICKETS RSVP

Feb 16 Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA TICKETS RSVP

Feb 20 The Grey Eagle

Asheville, NC TICKETS RSVP

Feb 21 Mercy Lounge

Nashville, TN TICKETS RSVP

Feb 22 Terminal West

Atlanta, GA TICKETS RSVP

Feb 24 The Social

Orlando, FL TICKETS RSVP

Feb 25 Grand Central

Miami, FL TICKETS RSVP

Feb 26 State Theatre

St Petersburg, FL TICKETS RSVP

Feb 28 Fitzgerald's

Houston, TX TICKETS RSVP

Mar 01 Granada Theater

Dallas, TX TICKETS RSVP

Here's a performance of "Sniper" from last year's Austin Psych Fest:

Edited by Strider

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really don't understand why they aren't played on the radio...well, since radio sucks, I suppose that's why. As an ex-military man, I appreciate that quite a few of their songs deal with being a soldier and warfare/killing.

Young Men Dead

The First Vietnam War

Broken Soldier

The Sniper at the Gates of Heaven

Edited by Strider

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bloodhounds on My Trail

You on the Run

You In Color

Empire

Edited by Strider

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sold, thanks for the tip.........in my neck of the woods in May.

I like their power......they sound like the Airplane and The Loop morphed into one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah these guys are sweet. I got turned onto them by Grand Theft Auto V of all things!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah these guys are sweet. I got turned onto them by Grand Theft Auto V of all things!

With you here. I had heard their music before but never knew the band name until GTA V.

Over here in Northern California there's an alternative radio station that plays them fairly frequently so I guess we have some luck there. Awesome band.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sold, thanks for the tip.........in my neck of the woods in May.

I like their power......they sound like the Airplane and The Loop morphed into one.

What a coincidence...I'm listening to Loop's "Heaven's End" right now. Good ear you've got there. One of the first things I noticed about the Black Angels was how much the singer Alex Maas sounded like Grace Slick at times.

By the way, if you liked Loop, you should check out Wooden Shjips and their offshoot band Moon Duo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had two BA CDs in my hands at the record store yesterday, didn't end up buying either, couldn't decide. Plans are forming to see BA in a few weeks. Once again, you've found show information I may not have seen - thanks for posting Strider!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had two BA CDs in my hands at the record store yesterday, didn't end up buying either, couldn't decide. Plans are forming to see BA in a few weeks. Once again, you've found show information I may not have seen - thanks for posting Strider!

You should have just picked one and saved the other for another time. All their records, from 2005's "Passover" to last year's "Indigo Meadow" are worthy...you cannot go wrong with any of them.

And they are terrific live! The clips on YouTube don't do their concerts justice.

I don't play video games, but some of the GTA comments above make some of the comments I see on YouTube clearer. Apparently with radio dead, it is through video games and tv shows that young bands find exposure. I keep reading comments that Black Angels or whatever band were in this or that video game. I guess the new tv show "True Detective" also featured a Black Angels song.

Whatever works, I say. The days when a band was considered a sell-out by appearing on tv or in commercials are long gone.

Video didn't kill the radio star...radio self-immolated itself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Absolutely love these guys! It is really nice having a separate thread for them on the forums! :)

Also, if my memory serves me correct, it was you Strider who introduced them to me a while back! :wave: I seriously owe you big time! :D

Anyway, here are some of my favourite songs by "The Black Angels" :

And last but not least, the one with a 60's Garage Rock twist to it ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a coincidence...I'm listening to Loop's "Heaven's End" right now. Good ear you've got there. One of the first things I noticed about the Black Angels was how much the singer Alex Maas sounded like Grace Slick at times.

By the way, if you liked Loop, you should check out Wooden Shjips and their offshoot band Moon Duo.

Heavens End is a great album........I'll have to check out Moon Duo tonight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was listening to this show all afternoon in the office today.........

Edited by zepscoda

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^

Nice one...I just noticed this post of yours:

I'm sold, thanks for the tip.........in my neck of the woods in May.

I like their power......they sound like the Airplane and The Loop morphed into one.

Did you make it to the May show, zepscoda? How was it?

Edited by Strider

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^

Nice one...I just noticed this post of yours:

Did you make it to the May show, zepscoda? How was it?

No, unfortunately I couldn't make it. I can't remember why. They are on the must see list in 2015.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^

Sorry to hear that. They usually play the Austin Psyche Fest every year, so maybe you can see them then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^

Sorry to hear that. They usually play the Austin Psyche Fest every year, so maybe you can see them then.

A very cool line up this year... I'll post the link in a sec....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New logo just went up on Facebook..... Maybe a new album soon ?

post-841-0-98600400-1440953781_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New logo just went up on Facebook..... Maybe a new album soon ?

I saw that, too, so I am very psyched for a new album and tour announcement!

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think this was the last time I saw them...at the Mayan in 2013. You can briefly see my head in this clip.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another song from the same show at the Mayan Theatre...and again I am banging my head.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0