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Black Angels

Saturday, August 4

The last time the Black Angels came to Buffalo was two years ago on the day before Halloween at the Tralf and it was a dark and freaky scene. The crowd was dressed in costume, and the moment the Angels took the stage their guitarist, Christian Bland let out the first pulsating tremolo guitar riff of “Bad Vibes,” which consumed the room. Purple lights shone on the stage and everyone’s face was shrouded with masks or dark shadows. The Angels played their set with little to say in between songs, adding to the already mysterious, heavy, and psychedelic vibe. It was a very dreamlike, even nightmarish set. The Black Angels’ music is the product of an obsession with the 1960s, the Velvet Underground, the Zombies, and the Doors. They believe that the time we are living in now is a reflection of that time. “You’ve got a country going to war over reasons they’re not really sure of, a government that’s lying to the people, and the people are apathetic and not proactive enough to learn what’s really happening,” said bassist Alex Maas in an interview with the Neighborhood last year. Those were the circumstances that sparked a revolutionary moment in music in the 1960s, the type of musical revolution that is lacking in this generation. Maybe this pysch-rock band from Austin, Texas will lead the way, or at least open the door for the next revolution. The Black Angels will perform live at the Town Ballroom this Saturday (Aug 4) with support from Seattle’s Night Beats—cory perla

7pm Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900 /townballroom.com) $18 advance, $22 day of show.


  • Carey1518

    “You’ve got a country going to war over reasons they’re not really sure of, a government that’s lying to the people, and the people are apathetic and not proactive enough to learn what’s really happening,” said bassist Alex Maas in an interview with the Neighborhood last year.

    I think most people are well aware of what we are doing over there, and why regardless if they agree or not, and frankly most people agree it is time to bring them home and that is happening, as far as being lied to, that pretty much got cleared up by exposing the no WMDs well over eight years ago, so bascially this guy is an ass who may be not quite in the 60s but more like 2002.

    • http://twitter.com/ExitMusicCory Cory

      Lol, Carey do you think the government stopped lying after the whole WMD lie? I don’t, in fact, I’m sure it has gotten worse. I think that was just the beginning.

      • Carey1518

        Yeah, LOL it’s all one giant conspiracy that only the bassist figured out between gigs.

        • http://twitter.com/ExitMusicCory Cory

          I think when he says “people are apathetic and not proactive enough to learn what’s really happening” he’s actually talking about people like you.

          • Carey1518

            No people have jobs, family issues and mortgages and things that take up majority of their time and this stuff is not of great interest to them, it’s not apathy it’s life.  Most do not have time to sit around flaming up da bong, and talking nonsense, like you and the ever so deep Alex Maas.

          • http://twitter.com/ExitMusicCory Cory

            So anyone that cares about anything thats happening outside their little bubble of a world is a stoner?

          • Carey1518

            Nope, just you and Alex Mass. And Alex is a turd because he is saying everyone is “ignorant” but for him, which is friggin awesome because again he is about 2004 relevant.  Let me explain:
             
            Ex. “You got a country going to war…” Alex Mass quoted as of last year (2011).  When were we going to war in 2011?  I believe the current president had expressed a couple of years ago that we are actually getting out of two wars, but maybe you know of some war we are going into that we all are not aware of.   Maybe that is the brilliance of Alex Mass that he is so in touch, so in the know, that just about the whole country is unaware of this war that we were/are entering into as of 2011.

          • http://twitter.com/ExitMusicCory Cory

            We spend over a trillion dollars a year on “defense” and you’re telling me that we’re not involved in war right now? Not in Iraq, not in Afghanistan, not in Libya? Take a look at this and then we can have a real conversation. I think it covers all bases. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/08/30/america-s-secret-libya-war-u-s-spent-1-billion-on-covert-ops-helping-nato.html 

          • http://twitter.com/ExitMusicCory Cory

            Unless by “war” you mean two guys in uniform stabbing each other with bayonets. War takes on many forms my friend. 

          • Carey1518

            Cory dude, mellow, hit another icky and have a good weekend, the war can wait until Monday.

          • http://twitter.com/ExitMusicCory Cory

            You seem to know a lot about weed for a family man with a mortgage and “family issues”

          • Carey1518

            We are pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan, not 2011 issues as stated by Mr. Maas, he was referencing a war that we were are all ignorant about that we were entering (present tense) in 2011.  Libya may be an issue, but I don’t think Alex was referring to Libya.  Reread my last post, he is not very up-to-date. Probably high when he spoke, like you After 4 on a Friday, I am guessing you are high too.
            Am I right? 

          • http://twitter.com/ExitMusicCory Cory

            “Pulling out” isn’t exactly out. Total Active Duty – 1,478,000. Does that seem like “pulling out” to you? Also, are you a mind reader? You got all of that from “You’ve got a country going to war over reasons they’re not really sure of”? Nowhere does it say “starting a war in 2012,” nor does it say that he’s not referring to Libya. Now you’re making personal attacks because your points don’t make any sense… I think I’ve made my point.