Friday, August 5, 2011

But it bears echoing...

Psyche-rock's never been stylish.

The moshing's always topped the mesmerizing.
Often, it seems, listeners would rather want a cathartic kind of escapism; an escapism they don't have to think about-- and where merely bobbing-your-head beats feeding-your-head.

Regardless, Detroit has a commendable "psyche-scene" (for lack of a better word), and many of its contributors will be congregate tonight at the Lager House for the 2nd annual Echo Fest...

"Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world..." -Giuseppe Mazzini

The Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor (recently interviewed in the Detroit Free Press) are, once again, spearheading this fest of sorts, centered around the almighty echo pedal -and its various implications, be it in rock, punk, pop or shoegaze-styled music.

Bad Indians / Pewter Cub / Fur / Rabble Rabble / Haunted Leather / and Oblisk are also on the bill - starting at 9:30 pm.

I know we're sated with fests around here, but this is a chance for Detroit audiences to broaden their palettes away from 3-minute pop songs and explore the transcendent capabilities of sound.

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