Sometimes Magazine Presents
Kensington Clearwater Revival, Grimace Federation
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
In 2017 Philadelphia's heavy psych quartet ECSTATIC VISION returned with their 2nd LP Raw Rock Fury. Raw Rock Fury exhibited the band locking in on primordial, troglodyte Detroit rock grooves, krautian motorik sounds that recall the obscure one-time collaboration between NEU and the MC5, grimy harmonica flourishes that evoke Beefheart at his most savage, and the Hawkwindian, primal world heavy psych their debut showcased. Almost one year later ECSTATIC VISION unleashed UNDER THE INFLUENCE, a collection of six RAW, FUZZY, PSYCHEDELIC slabs of COSMIC ROCK. UNDER THE INFLUENCE sees the band covering tracks by some of their biggest influences; The stoner doom sounds that came out of ZAMBIA in the early/mid 70s that is known as ZAM ROCK, the godfathers of space-rock HAWKWIND, and the early kings of Detroit rock n' Roll THE MC5, all delivered with ECSTATIC VISION's signature bone crushing, blown-out in-all-the-right-ways recording style.
"Louder, faster, heavier, and spacier, Ecstatic Vision finds its mojo in Raw Rock Fury" - AUSTIN CHRONICLE
"A hallucinogenic guitar behemoth that hits like a raging party, powered by surging bass and joyous blasts of saxophone" - STEREOGUM
"roaring organs, screaming guitars, and the occasional squawking saxophone seem always to be preparing for another narcotic liftoff" -PITCHFORK
Kensington Clearwater Revival
Grimace Federation, Philly's post-rock/kraut-rock/pysch-synth band, has been a local favorite for many years and have been the creators of many instrumentals behind Aesop Rocks flow. For the first time since 2010 the group is releasing a full album of original music.
The music of Grimace Federation reaching the ears of the masses was never a forethought in its creation. Founded on a need to shift sound, vast musical influences and free-form improv sessions, the always evolving Philly unit has been armed with an arsenal of multi-layered, hallucinogenic beats and complex post-rock anthems. Their sonic collages create a symphonic, cinematic, and immense sound. With all their complexities, no words are needed to stir emotions, like a Robert Rauschenberg painting, a scene from a Jodorowsky film, or a drive down Mulholland.
The new single from longtime Aesop Rock collaborators, Did I Ever Tell You? is an experiment in maximal music. A lush bed of synthesizers, blissful guitars and bashing kraut drumming combine to create a dense psychedelic sound all of it's own.
Grimace Federation's new LP Auroville is available wherever fine records are sold.
$12.00 - $15.00
All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission