Archive for psychedelic rock

Church of the Cosmic Skull: Psycho Las Vegas Preview

Posted in Interviews with tags , , on 07/21/2022 by korzeck
Church of the Cosmic Skull

On a lineup loaded with a litany of must-see bands, Church of the Cosmic Skull will still stand out among the rest at Psycho Las Vegas 2022. Not only is the British psychedelic-rock group coming to the U.S. for the first time, but the septet will probably be the only ones dressed in all white among a sea of acts clad in black.

Frontman Brother Bill generously spoke with The Bad Penny this week about the band’s excitement to end its 14-date Stateside tour at the Psycho festival on Saturday, August 20. He also revealed which artists are on his list of must-see Psycho participants, what the Church of the Cosmic Skull’s mission constitutes — and to which temptation his ensemble might succumb in Las Vegas.

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Spirit Mother, Lovers of Heavy Psych and Sardines, Canned Wait to Play Boise Tonight

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , on 06/09/2022 by korzeck
Spirit Mother

What’s that you smell? Whiffs of psychedelic rock and roll wafting through Boise after Patton Oswalt and “Weird” Al Yankovic unloaded their scatological, puerile, yet admittedly golden nuggets of humor at the Morrison Center last Saturday and Monday? Indeed, it’s true: This evening, the Neurolux Lounge is clearing the air with three of the finest heavy-psych posses that the Pacific Northwest has to offer: Blackwater Holylight and Spirit Mother, from our dear Oregonian neighbors to the West; along with Boise’s very own, beloved Ealdor Bealu.

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Exclusive: Orchestra Gold Returning to Boise for Great Garden Escape

Posted in Exclusives, Interviews with tags , , , on 05/10/2022 by korzeck
Erich Huffaker and Mariam Diakité of Orchestra Gold

African psychedelic-rock combo and Treefort Festival 2021 participants Orchestra Gold are coming back to Boise next month for a plum gig at the Idaho Botanical Garden’s Great Garden Escape series, the Bad Penny exclusively announces today. The concert will take place June 30 at the Meditation Garden, as part of a lineup that also includes Afrosonics and Hillfolk Noir.

Led by Malian singer and dancer Mariam Diakité and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Erich Huffaker, the Oakland-based Orchestra Gold channel old-school folkloric music from Mali. More specifically, the band describes its sound “horn-driven rhythmic ‘orchestra’ music from ’70s-era Mali, West Africa, with a contemporary twist: analog psych-rock fused with Malian folklore.”

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