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The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop Fest and the Summer of Love, here are the 50 best psychedelic rock records of 1967, from Jefferson Airplane to Love to the Bee Gees to Pink Floyd to Donovan, and yes, The Beatles.

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Klaus Kinski’s top 10 sonic salves of 2016

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“At the end of the day, if you are looking for contemporary suggestions, I’m probably the last person you should ask. But I listen to music. I love the music I love. Here are 10 sonic elements that kept me going through 2016 (though, only a few are actually from 2016).” – Klaus.

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Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965 – 1972

Source: Short and Sweet NYC » Music

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The Early Year 1965 – 1972
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Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965 – 1972

Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965 – 1972

Pink Floyd’s The Early Years 1965 – 1972 features a sprawling bunch of music. Tunes range from the band’s Syd Barrett years, with their classic pastoral English singles like “Arnold Layne” and “See Emily Play,” to the more experimental, early stuff like “Careful With That Axe, Eugene,” “Grantchester Meadows” and live moments from pre-The Dark Side of the Moon, which is always a treat coming from the Floyd, who never officially released a live album from this period. In fact, I’d say it is these live moments ...

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Heaters Bring Their Envelopingly Tuneful Psychedelia to South Williamsburg

Source: New York Music Daily

Heaters‘ new album Baptistina – soon to be streaming at Bandcamp, and available on both green and black vinyl – further cements their reputation as one of the world’s most consistently excellent dark retro psychedelic bands. What’s most impressive about them is that a close listen reveals how seldom they change chords. They can vamp out on one for minutes on end and it never gets boring because there are so many interesting things going on, texturally and melodically: repeaterbox echoes flitting through the mist, shifting sheets of feedback and jagged twelve-string guitar incisions in contrast with an ...

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A Monstrously Intense, Reverb-Drenched Album and a Greenpoint Show by Twin Guns

Source: New York Music Daily

Twin Guns play some of the most deliciously menacing music of any band in New York. Their third album The Last Picture Show is streaming at Bandcamp. They’ve got a show coming up on February 24 at 8 PM at the Good Room, 98 Meserole St. (Manhattan/Lorimer), cattycorner from the Greenpoint YMCA. The closest train is the G to Nassau; you can also walk from the L at Bedford. Cover is $6

Frontman Andrea Sicco plays with as much or maybe more reverb than any other New York guitarist. The eleven tracks here range from horror surf, to stomping ...

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Catchy Postpunk Tunefulness and Joyous Noise in Williamsburg Last Night

Source: New York Music Daily

Melody and noise are two sides of the same coin. Martin Bisi and his band, and Parlor Walls know that, and work that dichotomy for all it’s worth. So did Guerilla Toss guitarist Arian Shafiee, who opened a vastly enjoyable bill featuring both those acts at Aviv in Williamsburg last night. His single, long, droning, pitchblende intro – “Like an invocation,” Parlor Walls frontwoman/guitarist Alyse Lamb beamed afterward – built a warm, welcoming ambience in the lowlit space, all the more resonant for Shafiee dedicating it to David Bowie.

Bisi and his three-piece European touring band kept the ...

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The Clear Plastic Masks Return to Brooklyn With a Killer New Album

Source: New York Music Daily

Nashville-based soul-punk band the Clear Plastic Masks have a wryly tuneful, guitarishly slashing new album, Being There – streaming here – and a couple of shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg at 9 PM on Sept 10 and 11. They’re opening for the similar White Denim; it’s a bill where the opener is bound to upstage the headliner. General admission is $20; there’s also a 9/12 show but it’s sold out. It’s a homecoming of sorts from CPM, who first came together in Brooklyn before heading south.

The two bands share influences – classic 60s soul, garage ...

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A Surreal, Creepy Treat From Dark Rock Legend Martin Bisi

Source: New York Music Daily

In a past century, Martin Bisi was best known as a producer with a list of iconic albums – most notably Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation – to his credit. Fast forward to 2014 and Bisi finds himself touring Europe and probably better known to this generation as a solo artist and bandleader, the purveyor of a distinctive New York brand of surrealistically menacing, psychedelic, melodic art-rock. His new album Ex Nihilo (Latin for “from nothing,” due out April 1) is a throwback to the raw, chaos-embracing, adventurous experimentation of albums like 1988′s Creole Mass. There’s plenty of Bisi’s signature savage ...

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A Mixed Bag of Oh Sees Singles

Source: New York Music Daily

Thee Oh Sees‘ latest singles collection is closer to the Hussy‘s surrealistic, noisy garage-punk stomp than the Black Angels‘ post-Syd Barrett narcoscapes  Those expecting the ever-present menace of Thee Oh Sees’ Putrifiers II album may find this collection lightweight, although it’s a lot more diverse. It takes awhile to get going, but it’s back-loaded with a mighty payoff at the end. The first couple of tracks don’t have much going on and what’s there isn’t very tight. But then they hit a vein with the third, Crushed Grass: simple Nick Knox-style drums and Petey Dammit’s catchy, boomy ...

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