Review + Photos: Black Angels at the TLA 11.06.10

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Review and photos by Ashley Beliveau.

Last Friday night Austin band The Black Angels brought their brand of ’60s style psych to the TLA in Philly, part of their co-headlined tour with Black Mountain, engaging the crowd with an hour-long, fuzz guitar-laden psychedelic journey.

They opened their set with an attack of raw Rock and Roll, blasting out older songs such as “Better Off Alone”, “Passover”, “Mission District” and “Directions To See A Ghost”, as well as songs from the new album Phosphene Dream. Lead vocals from Alex Mass, defined the band’s dark imagery, while the sonically charged guitar from Christian Bland left the audience, and myself, completely entranced. Stephanie Bailey’s drumming played a crucial part in the performance, keeping The Black Angel rhythm train running steady on the tracks. Simply put, this band is one that you don’t want to miss live. Check out more photos and the rest of their tour dates after the jump…

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US Tour dates:
11/09/10 Louisville, KY – Headliners
11/10/10 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
11/11/10 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
11/12/10 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11/13/10 Orlando, FL – The Social
11/15/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
11/16/10 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
11/17/10 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/19/10 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
11/20/10 Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater
11/24/10 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11/26/10 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/28/10 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/29/10 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/30/10 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom



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