The Entrance Band, JJUUJJUU, Matt Baldwin, DJ Carlos Nino (Spaceways Radio)

The Entrance Band

THURSTON MOORE
"The Entrance Band's new music is the most alluring and, yes, entrancing vibe I've yet to experience in this new age. A soundtrack for the new groove"

LA TIMES
"Their music creates the feeling that something fresh and powerful is afoot. A potent mix of
political mindedness -- including a few conspiracy theories -- and musical virtuosity,
their songs throb and wail and strive to open minds.”

WASHINGTON POST
"The Entrance Band plays apocalyptic psych-rock that is so good it will make you welcome
the end days with open arms, as the guitars menacingly swirl in the background and the
drums echo the sound of the four horsemen."

THE FADER
"Some dudes play guitar solos, Guy Blakeslee shreds. In The Entrance Band,
along with Paz Lenchantin and Derek James, he’s reined it all in, harnessed the guitar
magic to ridiculously tight drums and bass and turned the whole thing into much more of
a group effort. Who knew we’d be able to dance to half of this album and imagine taking
acid to the other half?"

THE STRANGER (Seattle)
"The Entrance Band play tempestuous psych-blues songs that often tilt toward the epic.
Blakeslee's serpentine riffing and fists-shaking-to-the-heavens vocals attest to rock's
reputed redemptive power."

RCRDLBL
"Listening to their music is like sojourning into a cactus field at midnight with nothing
but a jug of wine and some Gun Club records."

BALTIMORE CITY PAPER
"The Entrance Band, has honed itself into a rock-solid, mass-appeal beast that could shake
the White Stripes from their throne. "M.L.K." is both breathtaking and soul satisfying in
its massive, alluring riffs (every song has a thick, ringing riff for, like, every day of
the week); simple, reverbed-out vocal hooks; and crystal clear populist message:
"Hey, there's a reason I sing/'cause I want to hear freedom ring/ and I'll remind you all
of one more thing, remember Martin Luther King." The cloud-scraping chorus hook of
"That Is Why" could tame a lion; "Sing for the One" chugs along in a grubby stoner-rock
roil; "Hourglass" sounds like it could fucking own an arena, complete with Jumbotron shots
of Blakeslee shredding like some newly anointed high priest of rockdom.
Basically: watch out."

L.A. RECORD
“Headlining that night was The Entrance Band. Not missing a beat, their set seemed to
explode from the moment the members took the stage, with a fierce combination of
psychedelic, blues, and rock. It almost feels like a Martian attack on your soul,
especially as Guy Blakeslee’s vocals reach their coda-like watching the sky opens up
for the birth and death of an actual star accompanied by his beyond stellar,
words fail me, wicked-sounding guitar, giving proper due to Steve Vai and Zappa for
us youngins. Bassist Paz Lenchantin’s thunderous sonic mind fuck comes via a much
needed catharsis by her instrument. She maintains the same amount of attention as the
rest of the heavy elements, while the orchestration still makes you feel cleansed and
free. Please do yourself a favor this summer and get lost in this bands mystique.”

JJUUJJUU

JJUUJJUU is an astral union, an arcane ritual, and above all, a conversation.
Harnessing an unspoken energy, the pairing (Andrew Clinco of Incan Abraham + Phil Pirrone, founder of Moon Block Party) have exponentially blossomed from a sonic experiment to a forceful, telepathic dialogue of distinct-but-aligned vibrations. Releasing this dynamic on an expanding spiral of planned and impromptu live shows in the American southwest, the magnetism of the duo only continues to grow, along with its devoted, traveling coterie of entranced acolytes. – S.M. 2012

Hooked on a feeling and stuck in a beat, “G 4 A G” burns slow and steady with a bit of a freak-power edge that spells mild darkness with drop-out, play-through, basement rumblings. - Impose Magazine

Here’s something you’re gonna love… - Buddyhead.com

When it comes to suspending your brain somewhere between stoner oblivion and psychedelic bliss, JJUUJJUU has mojo. The trance-y rock is the new venture of singer-guitarist Phil Pirrone and Incan Abraham drummer Andrew Clinco. Over the drummer’s thunderous rhythms, Pirrone loops guitar and bass, building an almost primordial swirl of tones. - Kevin Bronson / Buzzbands.la

Phil Pirrone, switching between bass and guitar—actually unplugging one mid-song to subsequently connect the other—JJUUJJUU was outstanding in a very “I’m watching a true artist as he’s making art” kind of way. Very personal feeling. How a rising star would perform for his friends at a party. - SHIN-DIG MAGAZINE

'FRST EP' is definitely a mouthwatering 'amuse bouche' for this tasty morsel of heavy psych! Rolling drums and droning guitars ebb and sway, conjuring a peyote-fueled rollercoaster ride thru the blistering Mojave. The here's definitely a mood and vibe ruminating thru these grooves, with echoes of fellow voyagers like Spacemen 3, Brian Jonestown Massacre and even some of the headier moments from the earlier Black Angels oeuvre. These guys are definitely ones to watch - we certainly will be. RECOMMENDED. - Permanent Records Chicago

JJUUJJUU perform auditory magic - The Music The Message

If, this weekend, someone comes up to you and tells you there’s no good music anymore, I want you to look them in the face and say “bullshit”. Because there’s plenty of awesome music to be had – Such is the case with today’s band, JJUUJJUU. The psych-drone duo includes Andrew Clinco (Incan Abraham) and Phil Pirrone (Moon Block Party). I’d go on and on about how magnificently they combine ambient drone with dark overshadows, a slow-burning ember in a dimly lit campsite that both oppresses and releases you all at once, but you’d do yourself a favor on this fine day by just streaming “G 4 A G” for yourself. - New Music Michael

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The Entrance Band, JJUUJJUU, Matt Baldwin, DJ Carlos Nino (Spaceways Radio)

Thursday, June 6 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Satellite