Psychotic Reaction presents
(Third Man, Castle Face, Sub Pop, USA)
DIRTY GHOSTS (Burger Records, USA)
EXPLODING EYES (Irl)
^ Upstairs ^
Silver-tongued songsmith and true American treasure Kelley Stoltz brings us a new collection of instant classics with just a hint more synthery than 2013’s “Double Exposure”. For those not yet in the fan club, Kelley’s like a Ray Davies/Brian Wilson/Tom Petty power-pop Cerebus from another dimension in which well placed tambourines, handclaps, and wry observations are a universal language. Criminally under-appreciated, Kelley’s face should be on Amoeba-bucks for his contributions to the pop canon – I’d recommend the black lipstick smeared stand-out and lead-off track “Cut Me Baby” as his walk on music for the acceptance speech. Each track here leaps off the table with Kelley’s carefully considered wit and expertly layered arrangements. His innate way around a sticky hook and no shortage of tasty studio flourishes will bring out your inner record collector nerd, guaranteed. It’s got a little glam in it and it’s out on Castle Face November 6th.
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(Burger, Third Man, USA)
In the three years since their acclaimed debut Metal Moon, Dirty Ghosts lead singer and guitarist Allyson Baker has stayed busy lending her talents to albums by !!!, Aesop Rock, Kelley Stoltz and others while taking Dirty Ghosts on several North American tours, Treasure Island Festival, Sled Island, Fun Fun Fun Fest and sharing stages with Thee Oh Sees, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Butthole Surfers, Peaches, Redd Kross, and more. Following up a live 7” released on Third Man Records, Baker and crew hunkered down to record the second Dirty Ghosts album. With nods to the synth punk sounds of Devo, the angular tension of Wire and Gang of Four and the refined song craft of The Pretenders and XTC, the result is a lyrically deep and musically frenetic sound. Joined by bandmates Tony Sevener (Honeycut, Tommy Guererro) on drums and Erin McDermott (Top Ten, Deadly Weapons) on bass, their new EP, which includes a remix from Tobacco and Mikey Young of Total Control was released July 24th on Burger Records with their sophomore album on Last Gang Records out October 2nd.
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Exploding Eyes are a heavy psych rock trio from Dublin, Ireland. Channelling the explosive dynamics of the classic power trio, the band draw influence from such heavyweights as Mountain, Blue Cheer and Andromeda. With the addition of live theremin, experimental sound scape guitar and a taste for raw punk’d up space rock the bands other influences of Thee Oh Sees, Hawkwind and Pink Fairies begin to seep through. With a debut LP recently back from the workshop of producer Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Dirtbombs, The Sonics) the Eyes are looking to the future to melt the minds of the most hardened rock listener.
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm