Rainbows Are Free + Helen Kelter Skelter + Sisteria

Fri Sep 23 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Vanguard

222 N Main St Tulsa, OK 74103

$15 General Admission

All Ages

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The Vanguard and Bros Houligan Present...
Rainbows Are Free + Helen Kelter Skelter + Sisteria

  • Rainbows Are Free

    Rainbows Are Free

    Psychedelic

    SONIC ELECTRIFICATION FROM NORMAN, OK
    Rainbows Are Free's sonic locus appears on the rock n’ roll family tree at the point where proto-metal and heavy psychedelia shared a common apocryphal ancestor before branching off into their own distinct lineages.
    RAF formed in late 2007 as the conglomerate of several long-time heavy rock bands from Norman, OK. In February 2008, RAF self-released an eponymous demo EP. A year later they began work on a full length album Believers In Medicine, which was released in April 2010 on Guestroom Records Records (GRR). They followed up with their second album on GRR in 2014 with the release of Waves Ahead of the Ocean, which saw international distribution by Cargo Records UK. All three releases were recorded at the legendary Bell Labs recording studio (engineered and mixed by Trent Bell of Chainsaw Kittens fame) in Norman, OK.

    The release of the band’s third full length album, Head Pains, on Italian Stoner/Doom/Sludge label Argonauta Records (Arenzano, GE) with vinyl support from Horton Records (Tulsa, OK USA), has firmly established the band as a mainstay of underground heaviness while further exhibiting the band’s unique voice -- setting them apart from contemporaries of heavy psychedelic, doom, and stoner rock with whom they’ve shared the stage (High on Fire, Dead Meadow, St. Vitus, The Sword, Big Business, Pallbearer, Kylesa, etc.).

    Often appearing in costumed stage dress, the band, fronted by the soaring and snarling nigh 7-foot cyclone of weirdness that is Brandon Kistler, continues to shock and amaze fans by introducing an element of good- humored theatrics to accompany their live sonic assault. This is achieved in no small part due to the guitar prowess and songwriting of Richie Tarver, joined by the ambient soundscapes of Joey Powell on rhythm guitar, and the thunderous low end of Jason Smith on bass, and Bobby Onspaugh on drums. 
  • Helen Kelter Skelter

    Helen Kelter Skelter

    Psychedelic

    Helen Kelter Skelter is a rock band based in Norman, OK.  Formed in 2013 by guitarist Tim Gregory and guitarist and vocalist Eli Wimmer, H/K/S has grown into everything to love about psychedelic rock.  They have shared the stage with several influential groups, including the Chainsaw Kittens, Dead Meadow, The Sword and Polyphonic Spree. The band released their 2nd full length album, Melter, in 2018 and is currently working on new music to be released in 2022/23. This group also features Cody Clifton (bass), Jon Goodell (keys), and Scott Twitchell (drums).  The Influences of each band member interfuse into a psych tinged mix of instrumental mastery.
  • Sisteria

    Sisteria

    Psychedelic

    Sisteria is a thunderous new psychedelic band from Norman, OK, spearheaded by folk-singer-turned-rock- goddess Katie Williams. With an alliance of accomplished players at her side, she spelunks into deep, primal consciousness to reclaim buried treasures of the self. If it is taboo to fraternize with raw mineral deposits of untempered life force, Sisteria wears its adultery with the purest scarlet. Dark Matter -- and Sisteria itself -- is a testament to what feels right. From the outset of the album's incarnation, the band unchained itself from streaming algorithms and audience expectations, choosing instead to feed the desires of the art itself. Naturally, this fits the nature of psychedelic rock to a tee, but it also captures the album's themes of embodied spirituality. What better way is there to rekindle unity within (and beyond) the self than through the transformative power of unadulterated music? –Evan Jarvicks, Make Oklahoma Weirder
     
    “Conjuring Fillmore Auditorium circa 1966 Sisteria burns with an incandescent 21st century psychedelic glow. Williams whispers sex into a throbbing tumult of cheerful aural assault. Cinema soundtrack for a mescaline flick’s montage of bass, drums and guitar.”
    -Doug Hill, Norman Transcript

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Rainbows Are Free + Helen Kelter Skelter + Sisteria

Fri Sep 23 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Vanguard Tulsa OK
Rainbows Are Free + Helen Kelter Skelter + Sisteria

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