The Dropout Boogie Tour
featuring The Black Angels & Black Mountain
Thursday, Nov 11, 2010 9:00 PM CST
(8:00 PM Doors)
Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
18 years and over
PRESALE: WED AUG 4 at 10AM
PUBLIC ONSALE: FRI AUG 6 at 10AM
DIRECTIONS TO SEE A GHOST
Christian Bland - guitar, drone machine/organ *
Alex Maas - vocals
Stephanie Bailey - drums, percussion *
Nate Ryan - bass, guitar
Kyle Hunt - keyboards, percussion, bass, guitar
While there are those who refuse to acknowledge it, the evidence is everywhere. For the Black Angels, it was clearly natural progression which led to its stunning sophomore outing, "DIRECTIONS TO SEE A GHOST." The Austin-based outfit has unleashed an epic work of modern American rock 'n' roll, a collection which expands on the turbulent dynamics and post-millennial disquiet of their acclaimed debut, "PASSOVER." Tracks such as "You On The Run" and "Mission District" are fired by massive, slow-burning riffs and sheets of effects, driven to hypnotic heights by a primordial tribal rumble and mysterious, shamanic vocals. With "DIRECTIONS TO SEE A GHOST"," the Black Angels have grown into something extraordinary – a pulse-pounding, mind-bending beast of a band, capable of both transcendent heaviosity and raw numinous power.
Black Mountain doesn't have a creation myth, or not exactly: "Most of us were found standing 'round parties wearing similar T-shirts or shoes and nodding our heads to something cool on the stereo," Stephen McBean explains. "Others were heard from behind walls but never seen 'til years later. You share a smoke, do a shot then end up in a van together for what seems like the rest of your life."