Mad Alchemy Liquid Lighting Tour

Bootleg Theater Presents

Mad Alchemy Liquid Lighting Tour

LSD & The Search For God, The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, Jesus Sons, Dream Phases, Creatures Choir, Family of Light Band

Thu. July 13, 2017

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

$14.00

This event is 21 and over

LSD & The Search For God
LSD & The Search For God
LSD and the Search for God have become a cult band in their own right. Their sound weaves heavily around the shoegaze genre with both front-man Andy Liszt and guitarist, Chris Fifield congregating about 50 effects pedals between them, this positioned the duo as both elegant dancers as well as musicians - it was a real multi-discipline art.

As LSD and the Search for God took to the stage, faces curiously gazed upwards as the mass of effects pedals and musical equipment was packed tightly onto a stage that held five of the members of the group. Swirling jitters began to emerge from Fifield’s amplifier before the group came crashing in behind it, hurtling through tracks from the new EP. Songs such as ‘(I Don’t Think We Should) Take It Slow’ demonstrated their accuracy in finding the groove and the ease as to which LSD could capture the crowd’s imagination and attention. Bodies swayed in time with the gentle, fuzzy washes that wrapped their loving arms around you, it was a hazy red wine moment that was ultimately so immersive it had the potential to transport you to other realms.

The set bended and warped through psychedelic bliss, fuzzy wah effects shaked and vibrated the volume and sound of the guitars, every movement, tap and shimmy on- stage was essential, demonstrating the exceptionally careful musicianship of the duo. Songs such as ‘Starting Over’ evidenced the sensitive, delicate approach that LSD can often take.

Crazed and incensed punters at the front of the crowd dictated spaces to writhe themselves around in, one chap took to taking his top off, letting his spilling gut loose and continuing to throw his head towards the monitor, just incase it was not loud enough. It’s characters like this that make gigs so exciting, he personified the
cultish appeal that LSD have and put some real endearment into the show.

LSD and the Search for God came about and then instantly descended into obscurity allowing them to be every hipster’s hard-on. What they proved tonight though was their utter worth and credit to the shoegaze genre, they add their own, distinct flavour on a genre that can often be so overwhelmed with try-hards. After meeting them as a group afterwards, a perfect way to summarise is to mirror the words of Liszt and yell, “Right on, LSD!”

Tom Churchill, Brighton's Finest
The Stevenson Ranch Davidians
The Stevenson Ranch Davidians
Indie rock group from Southern California.
Jesus Sons
Jesus Sons
The songs that Jesus Sons write serve as explicit documentation of living in modern day America. The lyrics are filled with shady characters from the back streets of San Francisco and beyond. The ones lurking in the shady corners of your local watering hole, taking long drags off their cigarettes. Their breath stained of cheap whiskey. The music is the product of each members' geographical origins colliding together. Two hometown buds from Idaho lay down vocals, guitar, harmonica and drums, two boys from Los Angeles bring in the bass and slide guitar and a lone ranger rings in the tasteful lead guitar and harmonica from Iowa. The five boys of Jesus Sons dust each song with their experiences of growing up in a troubled time. There is an uneasiness underneath their youthful, determined soundtrack for the modern day motorcycle riding, fast driving, whiskey and beer drinking, freedom seeking kids of today and tomorrow.
Dream Phases
Dream Phases
New project of Brandon Graham from Nacosta // The Blank Tapes // The Relationship
Creatures Choir
Creatures Choir
The Creature is your friend. Listen and hear what it has to say. Keep on creepin and crawlin kiddies.
Family of Light Band
Family of Light Band
Family of Light Band is a six piece psychedelic rock group from southern California that are part of the rapidly growing under ground scene that is creating a modern twist to the psychedelic music of the 60's.
The music is brimming with alluring vocal harmonies, experimental blues driven guitar bends, electrifying ambient noise that's mixed with fascinating flute and saxophone solo's. it is all backed by segments of raw pulsating Latin percussion that will make you feel part of a drum circle on the sand of Venice beach.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/