Le Trio Fantastique / Le Trio Robot
The Trio Fantastique — made up of guitarist Wink, drummer Blink and saxophonist Nod — was the creation of a Belgian engineer with the Scifi name of Zenon Specht. The robot band was a feature of Antwerp’s Robot Club, but also appeared in fairs and made a tour of department stores in Paris and Lens, France in 1954 and 1959.
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Land of Blood and Sunshine - Live on IPR’s Studio One
Full set by the best Psych band out of Iowa.
Ryley Walker @Masquerade Atlanta, Apr. 19th 2014
Great to meet Ryley Walker and band on his current US Tour with Cloud Nothings. Unfortunately, The Masquerade in Atlanta hosted three shows at the same time and one was a Hip Hop show upstairs, which resulted in a HipHop/Psych Folk collaboration. Heavy, earth shaking bass and guitar picking. It was ridiculous and the worst sound setting ever. But it was nice to meet Ryley and get his new record and meet other friends.
I don’t know how Cloud Nothing did, because we left when they started, but I am sure the kids liked it.
Happy Easter from the Mainzelmännchen plus one cousin from Bavaria who didn’t get the memo about wearing a cap.
Frank Hurricane live
Whenever I go to a Frank Hurricayne show, every single conversation in the club runs something like, “Man, I just talked to the strangest dude. He looked at me and went ‘waaaassuuuup, heavenly brother, Heeeeeellllllll yeah’ and was so mind bogglingly posi about everything I said.” People can’t wrap their heads around Frank’s speech patterns—it’s like a Skype chat between a Jodorowskian mystic, Too $hort, and a motivational speaker. At first you’re like…man, I can’t deal with this shit right now, this is too intense. Frank is a heavenly, lyfealtering gangster and he’s on some total other level. — Nat Roe
I’m not afraid of ghosts…