A night of new weird electronic sounds this thursday at the Comet.
Last Thursday night, The Comet Tavern was packed to the gills for one of the month’s most anticipated local psych shows. Openers Wah Wah Exit Wound delivered a heavy dose of shreddy prog, and Hypatia Lake played some delightfully Sabbathy cuts from their upcoming album, while DJ Veins and DJ Gel-Sol kept the energy high between sets.
Next up was Portland’s Datura Blues, which seems like an entirely different band every time I see them. Once they wore cowboy hats and played a set of countryfied jam rock, complete with an adept fiddler. Another time they riffed on Faust’s Picnic on a Frozen River for some 15 minutes. Their set at the Comet the other night skirted into jazz fusion territory, with a baritone sax and two drummers.
Midday Veil ended the night, playing a set of mostly new material including a cover of Broadcast’s Pendulum and a number of songs destined for the band’s second studio album. The general consensus was that MV groove quite a bit harder these days, what with the recent addition of Jayson Kochan (solo project: Airport) on bass guitar to the lineup. Here’s a video of MV’s debut performance of “Pavamana”…
More photos from Midday Veil’s set after the jump.