Show starts at 8pm sharp and ends at 11. So don’t show up too late!
Pure Ecstasy, SLEEP ∞ OVER and Rangers @ Amnesia Bar
Friday, August 6th 2010
8:00 PM Sharp
Naturalismo is beyond excited to be putting on a show for three of the best live bands around right now. Pure Ecstasy and SLEEP ∞ OVER have both been cutting singles left and right over the last year that somehow manage to best their prior work consistently. They’ve definitely fleshed out a golden gloomed melodic sound unto their own and I’ve already been told that their first few shows of this tour have won over all in attendance. I caught Pure Ecstasy live a few months back and he totally blew me away, from the sounds of it SLEEP ∞ OVER are only building onto that momentum with their own blend of dreamy gothgaze. RANGERS are also not to be missed, conjuring their fractured and distorted tunes from the digital ashes of past and present San Francisco days. Totally thrilled to be hosting them all on one night in San Francisco.
Huge thanks to Jessica Dean Harrison who leant her enchanting drawing skills to the poster art! Take that thing in. Beautiful.
Nate Grace is totally unstoppable. He continues to channel some of the most intriguing melodies I’ve heard in ages. Definite post-Brian Wilson vibes.
SLEEP ∞ OVER‘s (9:00 pm) most recent 45 has been on non-stop rotation for weeks on end:
SLEEP ∞ OVER – La Rose
SLEEP ∞ OVER – Outer Limits
Somehow these dudes are even better live than on record, pretty amazing to see the way the’yre able to translate their songs to the stage.
Live at the Kulturforum, Bonn, Germany, November 24, 1980
- Redwood Ramble
- (Variations on) ‘Easter’
- Rocky Mountain Raga
- Cathedrals et Fleur de Lis
- German Chocolate Cake
- Silky Jane
- The Grail and the Lotus
- Pavan India
- Variations on Claire de Lune
- California Raga
Lovin’ this, and the other four parts.
Live at the Matrix, San Francisco, California, 1968/1969
- When the Springtime Comes Again
- Joe Kirby Blues
- Requiem for Mississippi John Hurt
- When the Catfish is in Bloom
- Fahey Blows His Nose
- Intro to “Lion” / Challenges to Quitting Cigarettes
- Dance of the Inhabitants of The Palace of King Philip XIV of Spain
- View East From the B&O Railroad Viaduct and the Riggs Road Intersection
- On the Sunny Side of the Ocean
- The Great Santa Barbara Oil Slick
- In Christ There is No East or West
- The Death of the Clayton Peacock
- The Revolt of the Dyke Brigade
- Magruder Park
This album’s first 14 tracks were recorded to tape on February 14, 1968. The last three tracks are from a reel dated February 20, but the year was not notated. Together they constitute the earliest live Fahey album available. Quite awesome. These are completely unique versions at a very interesting time for Fahey’s playing.
Here are two shows you should really check out this upcoming weekend if you’re in the Los Angeles or San Francisco area. We’re big fans of Rodriguez’ album Cold Fact here at Naturlismo so we’re quite excited to hear it performed live in a few days. It’s the first time Rodriguez has ever played the West Coast so I suggest making it out if you can.
I’ll be out at the San Francisco show, full headdress and FUBU head to toe…
A friend once pulled me into his smokey car, started Brightblack Morning Light‘s self-titled album and told me, “this is going to be your favorite band”. I was immediately taken in by their resonating harmonies and blues mantras that spiraled away into infinity. The more I delved, the more I loved their music. Working my way backwards, I found 2004’s Ala.Cali.Tucky and their beautiful origins as Rainywood. I suppose my friend knew me best. Their music stands alone in its lyricism, pace, and style.
This past weekend, I got a chance to see Brightblack Morning Light in Austin, Texas. It was such a wonderful experience to finally see them perform. Motion To Rejoin came alive alongside tracks from Brightblack Morning Light. Their performances of “Everybody Daylight”, “Summer Hoof”, and “Oppressions Each” were my absolute favorites from the night, but every song was equally amazing.
Just prior to the show, I was thoroughly enraptured by a screening of Bill Daniel’s documentary Who Is Bozo Texino?
Who is Bozo Texino? chronicles the search for the source of a ubiquitous and mythic rail graffiti– a simple sketch of a character with an infinity-shaped hat and the scrawled moniker, “Bozo Texino”– a drawing seen on railcars for over 80 years. Daniel’s gritty black and white film uncovers a secret society and it’s underground universe of hobo and railworker graffiti, and includes interviews with legendary boxcar artists, Coaltrain, Herby, Colossus of Roads, and The Rambler. Shooting over a 16-year period, Daniel rode freights across the West carrying a Super-8 sound camera and a 16mm Bolex. During his quest he discovered the roots of a folkloric tradition that has gone mostly unnoticed for a century. Taking inspiration from Beat artists Robert Frank and Jack Kerouac, the film functions as both a sub-cultural documentary and a stylized fable on wanderlust and outsider identity.