Invisible Familiars: Disturbing Wildlife
Invisible Familiars is the NYC-based project of Jared Samuel who combines a singer/songwriter craftsmanship with broad strokes of psychedelia and modern grooves. The trio’s debut LP, Disturbing Wildlife, is full of wanna-hear-more songs that are both catchy and compelling. The band, with guitarist Robbie Mangano and drummer Tim Kuhl, seems to connect a lot of New York dots as far as different cliques of musicians and Samuel enlists some none-too-shabby guests like friends Nels Cline, Miho Hatori and Stuart Bogie. As far as debut albums go, Disturbing Wildlife is a pretty impressive start, and of course, they kill it live as well. Check ‘em out!
Talk In Tongues: Alone With A Friend
Moving across to the West Coast, we have Talk In Tongues, who, like Invisible Familiars, have a Beatles-based new-psych sound. Still, these days that doesn’t set you too far apart from dozens of bands. Thankfully, on their debut album, Alone With A Friend, the quartet takes off in several directions from this launching pad, crafting earworm pop and funky dance songs inside that ’60s pastiche that makes for some fun listening.
Dommengang: Everybody’s Boogie
Finally, we return back east for the debut album from Brooklyn-based Dommengang. What’s not to love about an LP called Everybody’s Boogie? Don’t be fooled, this ain’t no disco record, this is some intense, fuzzed-out rock and roll with heavy doses of garage, psych and metal…kind of a modern-day Canned Heat-meets-Can head bang/space out music, about half instrumental and 100% in-your- face. Explosive drums and distorted-blues guitar riffage are the hallmarks of this excellent first effort.
David Kaffinetti, aka Viv Savage from Spinal Tap, joined Umphrey’s McGee at two points in Oakland on Friday including on a Spinal Tap song UM hadn’t played since 2004.
Listen to Episode Eight of ‘The JamBase Podcast’ starting with “The Rundown” of recent news stories, “Reelin’ In The Years” featuring guitarist Ross James of The Terrapin Family Band and “The Art Of The Sit-In” with Aqueous guitarist Mike Gantzer.
Guitarist Trey Anastasio will go forward with an April tour as the “Trey Anastasio Trio.”
The lineup of performers playing this year’s Lollapalooza in Chicago has been revealed.
Dozens of additions to the 2018 High Sierra Music Festival lineup have just been confirmed.
The lineup for this September’s inaugural installment of Grandoozy has been revealed.