- Start: 18 October 2019 9:00 pm
- Raven Sings the Blues presents….Wet TunaLong before the indie rock vampires got hip to the jam, Wet Tuna’s Matt Valentine and PG Six (Pat Gubler) were twisting folk-blues, the avant garde, west coast and Swedish psychedelia into a fat one in the beloved underground unit Tower Recordings. Tower’s journey ended some time ago but MV and PG Six found new paths—Matt mostly around the MV & EE tree and Pat’s solo songwriter sojourns. These brothers of the steel-string reconvened a couple years ago to delve deeper into rural electrification with Wet Tuna. Their debut—Livin’ The Die on Feeding Tube—presented side-long trips full of choogle and cloudy fingerpickins and set the bearings for the stargazing improv Wet Tuna summon on stage.Water Weird, the duo’s Three Lobed Recordings debut, features six new routes/roots to get to the ever changing “there.”Water Weird’s got the country funk on ‘Cowpath 40’, the cosmic strut on ‘Poor Old Interstellar’, and the dusted ramble on ‘Roam’. With ‘Disco Bev’, Wet Tuna hop off trail to shake down the streets with a fierce electric groove. The album’s shortest and sweetest space, ‘Goin’, is all Jerry-smoke coda, a nod to the spiritual engineer of the new train of jammers where Wet Tuna HEADlight along with their city cousins Garcia Peoples (who feature PG Six as a member).Facebook: https://www.
facebook.com/wettuna/Jesse Sheppard (Elkhorn) + Turner Williams (Ramble Tamble)Jesse’s main output belongs to Elkhorn, the folk/psych-rock guitar duo featuring himself and Drew Gardner, interweaving the extended folk tradition with psychedelic improvisation, moving freely from pre-rock to post-rock, from the 1860s to the 1960s and beyond. Elkhorn’s music unfolds at its own pace. It is music with a point of view and momentum. It begins with an intention to be sincere and fully expressive in the moment, and often results in musical journeys toward transcendence. Tonight he’s joined by Turner Williams, who has played keys on upcoming works by Elkhorn (which might well get delved into tonight). Williams has also played as Ramble Tamble, Them Natives and in Guardian Alien. Both have appeared on releases from Thrill Jockey Records, Eiderdown Records, Feeding Tube Records, and Beyond Beyond is Beyond.Ramble Tamble: https://www.facebook. com/rambletambler/Spiral Wave NomadsThe debut LP by Spiral Wave Nomads introduces a new psych duo comprised of two musicians with active histories inside the New England sub underground. Guitarist Eric Hardiman is one of the many hardened string wranglers for Albany’s legendary Burnt Hills, as well as the proprietor of the Tape Drift label and half of the prolific experimental unit, Century Plants. Drummer Michael Kiefer is best known as a member of Myty Konkeror and the exquisite trio that emerged from them — More Klementines, whose eponymous album (FTR 428/TLR 026) has made brains tingle all around the globe.
The Spiral Wave Nomads set is a lovely sprawl of electric guitar improv (aided in spots by bass, sitar and double-tracked guitar) mixed with elegantly tumbling drum work, guaranteed to illuminate many tunnels of spiraling trip-time. Parts of the album may momentarily recall Rangda at their most lysergic, but the crossed-eyed way the two players have of busting up and hanging on to shards of melody and rhythm is all their own.$10