tame impala

  • Thu
    Jan 29
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Feb 01
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

psychedelia is alive and well

the psychedelic musical wave of the late 60s has peaked, but its influence lives on. in fact psychedelic music is alive and well today.

tame impalathis week i'll share psychedelic sounds from the last few years.

to the left is/are tame impala. tripster yes, and they can play, write, and sing with anyone.

still based on recreating the experiences of psychedelic experiences, you may be surprised to hear psychedelic tracks from artists as diverse as r&b sylist janelle monae and country-western uber outlaw, sturgill simpson. not to mention new music from classic trippers, pink floyd.

  • Thu
    Nov 06
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Nov 09
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

the walrii live

the singer/songwriter al stewart said of his song "terminal eyes," that it wouldn't have existed if not for the musical concepts in the beatles' "i am the walrus." he specifically mentioned the rhythmical vocal lines, drums, rhythmic string section, psychedelic imagery of the lyrics, and multi-instrumental musical complexities...

i agree, but he's not the only one.

beatles walrusfirst of all, for being a weird, psychedelic anthem, the song has been covered by artists ranging from bono, jim carrey, spooky tooth, and (just released last week) al di meola.

and perhaps more significantly, the song has influenced several generations of artists, from the flaming lips, tame impala, the secret machines, ratatat, and even luddite alexander (from edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros).