picture from theworldsamess.blogspot.com
Last Tuesday night (18th), Converse were organizing a show in the Music Hall of Williamsburg with The Black Angels as the headlining band and two opening bands: The Denzels and Roky Erickson. Perhaps you already know this but lately Converse has focused and invested a lot in the music field, not only in the United States but worldwide. They actually own studios where you can sign up your band and record for free: it’s called Converse Rubber Tracks.
The show this night was named the same way and, like the studios, was totally free. Me and one of my friends got lucky to get tickets few weeks prior to the show. As this was the Tuesday running with the Monday schedule I had my English class until 8:10pm and the show started at 8:15 therefore I couldn’t be there for the first opening band. I arrived around 9pm to see Roky Erickson coming on stage. I hadn’t heard about him before; he is the guy who started the band called 13th Floor Elevators during the sixties. This guy is now sixty-six though he wasn’t in a really good shape. He was obviously very high and you couldn’t stop feeling a bit sad for him as he looked very tired as well. However the music was cool and the band accompanying him was great. Overall, it was a nice rock’n’roll mood opening.
If you have never heard of The Black Angels, they are a psychedelic rock band from Austin formed in 2004. I only knew few songs of them, which I appreciate very much, so this night was a perfect way to discover their universe even more. And for free. In fact you can truly talk about a universe. The whole concert made you feel like you were in another dimension. It was quite an experience. All their songs were very great and linked very smoothly to each other. The backgrounds (as you can see on the pictures I took) were helping a lot for that! Plus, me and my friend were quite impressed by the drummer and the energy she was showing on her instrument. The only thing we kind of point out is that this is the kind of show you would actually appreciate more on a summer day/night lying on the grass with a nice cold beer. But anyway, this was a great night!
Have you ever heard of them before or been to one of their shows?