Calgary psych-rock voyagers Devonian Gardens have released unto the world a new video set to the title track to their debut album, Solar Shifting. Recorded in the secluded forests of Nova Scotia with analog wizard Jay Crocker, the album first came out in digital form last year on Beyond Beyond is Beyond and is now available on compact disc. Watch the cosmically animated video below.
After playing a series of killer shows in The Great North, Devonian Gardens are now embarking on their first tour of the US (dates). This Sunday, they’ll be playing the Beyond Beyond is Beyond Showcase at Mercury Lounge in NYC featuring Steve Gunn, Prince Rupert’s Drops and Worthless with liquid light projections by Drippy Eye. RSVP for that event here.
We’re psyched to announce our next show, which features a stellar lineup including UK psych-rockers Wolf People along with Brooklyn’s Golden Animals and the newly formed Golden Grass. It all goes down on October 13 at Mercury Lounge at 8PM Eastern Standard Time. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. We’ve got a few pairs to giveaway so keep an eye on our Twitter feed.
Each year there’s a handful of albums that provide a soundtrack to a specific time period. Perhaps its a relocation to a new city or a new relationship, a particularly joyful time or a time of hardship—whatever it is, in many of these cases we are often reminded that music will always be our friend, and that friendship becomes an ingrained part of our memories surrounding the time period. For this writer, Pure X‘s Pleasure played accompaniment to a specific and highly reflective time during my days in New York. Putting it on brings me right back to the summer months of 2011 when I was spending a great deal of time by myself, writing in my Lower East Side apartment, strolling aimlessly through the nearby East Village.
So with that said, we’re very psyched to be hosting Pure X at Mercury Lounge next Tuesday as they celebrate the release of their follow-up album, Crawling Up the Stairs (out May 14 via Merok/Acéphale). Former Titus Andronicus guitarist Andrew Cedermark, who has a new album coming out on Underwater Peoples, will be providing support. Follow us on twitter (@doggoneblog) and keep an eye out for a chance to win tickets to the show. Hear a track from Pure X’s new album below and be sure to grab a copy next week.
Here’s a new video by Chilean psych band The Holdydrug Couple, off their new album Noctuary out now on Sacred Bones. They play our show tonight at Mercury Lounge alongside fellow countrymen Follakzoid and Brooklyn’s La Big Vic. Watch the video for the Tame Impala-esque jammer “Follow Your Way” below.
Our next show will be an evening of Chilean psych rock, when Föllakzoid and The Holydrug Couple grace us with their presence at Mercury Lounge on March 21. Drippy Eye will be providing visuals. Come out and catch two of the best bands from the ever growing Chilean psychedelic underground scene with a side of liquid light. RSVP.
Tickets are $10 adv or $12 at the door. We’ll be giving away tickets to the show so stay tuned for details.
Laurel Canyon producer and session man Jonathan Wilson makes his way to New York City this Friday for a show taking place at Mercury Lounge. Wilson, who is quickly making a name as one of the best live acts on the scene today, churns out lush psych-folk with Garcia meets Gilmour guitar lines and traditional analog recording techniques. In 2011, Wilson released his solo debut, Gentle Spirit, a set of spirited psych-folk tunes (many feature Wilson as the sole performer) that recall some of the Canyon’s past musical inhabitants, and most of which clock in around six minutes long.
Check out the video for the highly impressive “Desert Raven” (one of the best songs in years) below and read on for details on how you can win tickets to see Wilson this Friday at Mercury Lounge.
To be entered to win tickets to this Friday’s Jonathan Wilson show at Mercury Lounge, simply head over to our Facebook page or tweet at us and let us know what song contains your favorite guitar solo of all time.
We are proud to announce our biggest event to date! On February 17, Dog Gone Blog will team up with Bowery Presents for a late show at New York City’s Mercury Lounge. The evening will feature performances from two of the finest Brooklyn acts on the scene today. Woodsman will kick off the night with an improvisational sound quest before Yellowbirds take the stage for their first NYC-area performance in several months. These two bands have been featured quite prominently on the pages of this site in the past year and we are extremely excited to present this stellar bill in one of New York’s best venues. Doors open at 1030PM. Tickets are $10. Head to Mercury Lounge’s official site for more info and ticketing details (tickets are on sale now). Listen to a track from each band below. We hope to see many of you at the show!