Eclectic Vibes - September 2019

by Andrew Frey

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VIBE HIGH FEST
Ready to squeeze one more festival into your summer? Spearheaded by Earth To Clark and topped off by Jon Wayne and the Pain, Natty Nation, People Brothers Band, Cas Haley and Spare Change Trio, the Vibe High Festival offers workshops, children’s activities, tubing and canoeing in addition to great musical jams. Just a few miles down the road in Brodhead, WI. Get ready for a grand weekend on the Sugar River!
www.vibehighfest.com  

LIQUID LOVE
The Russ Liquid Test transcends traditional funk while evoking a kaleidoscope of textures, senses, and moods. Using inventive sound design with electronic production this group tears up renowned instrumentals as well as old-school New Orleans soul. Test out the Russ Liquid Test at High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI on 9/13 with Beak Nasty.
www.russliquid.com  

MELVINS
With over 25 albums under their belt, calling the Melvins prolific is an understatement. Since the early 80’s, they have been pummeling listeners with quirky hard/stoner rock of great magnitude and volume. At this point, King Buzzo’s hair is almost as iconic as he is. Who knows what this tour will bring us? Get all Buzzo-ed up and find out on 9/25 at High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI with Red Cross.
themelvins.net  

WOOKIEFOOT!
Fresh from their sold out Global Conscious Gathering called Shangri~La Festival, the Midwest phenomenon known as Wookiefoot is taking their Tribadelic Spaceship out for a cruise. These luminescent bliss junkies offer progressive thought provoking lyrics in a circus like atmosphere amid genres ranging from hip hop to bluegrass to rock to reggae and beyond. Catch their stellar grooves and moves at High Noon Saloon on 10/4 with Jon Wayne and the Pain. wookiefoot.com


MICRO REVIEWS:
This Month's Rating Scale is from 1 is Abnegated thru 10 is Fleckless

Elder - Gold & Silver Sessions

Elder - Gold & Silver Sessions

Elder

Album title: Gold & Silver Sessions
Record Label: Blues Funeral Records
Rating: 10

Immaculately constructed instrumental progressive psychedelic doom rock that utilizes these multiple influences to paint sonic pictures of unmatched beauty, complexity and prowess. Adding to their past couple highly acclaimed releases, this one sets the sail for even more amazing adventures in music.

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats’ Nest

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats’ Nest

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Album title: Infest The Rats’ Nest
Record Label: ATO Records
Rating: 8

Imagine you are in a quirky psych-pop band. Then someone turns you on to Slayer, Black Sabbath, Metallica and Motorhead. You decide to write an old school metal album. That’s what seems to have happened to KG&TLW (who are well known for genre hopping tendencies). This album is thrashing and heavy, with gruff metal vocals about environmental impact amid zany Slayer-ish solos. The Gizzard will never be the same. (8)   

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