Thursday, October 31, 2013

Far-out Fangtooth - 11.3.13 - Brillobox - Show Preview - Concert Preview

What is in the water in Philadelphia? Not a week goes by that some blissed-out rocker doesn't trundle their way down the Turnpike to spread the gospel of altered states. (Don't they already know we're home to Wiz Khalifa?) Psychedelic troubadour Kurt Vile was first, in September, then Man Man got all freaky at Mr. Smalls last week. Now it's Far-Out Fangtooth's turn to unleash cosmic grooves deep into our unsuspecting cerebrums; they play Brillobox Sunday night.

Pittsburgh is stop #3 on Fangtooth's 7-day, 7-city tour of the Northeast. They'll be in town just one night after the release party for their sophomore LP, “Borrowed Time.” Spin calls their music “horror-fuzz,” while XPN calls it “goth-punk.” Labels are always tricky, and usually inaccurate, but Far-Out Fangtooth serve up their psychedelic garage rock with more far more grime than, say, the peace-and-brotherly-love of Man Man's “Hold on to Your Heart.” Fans of The Stooges shouldn't be disappointed.

Tickets cost $8. Also performing are Night Beats, a psychedelic rock band out of Seattle, and Hidden Twin, featuring Phil Boyd, formerly of Modey Lemon.

-- B. Conway