Friday, April 25, 2014

The Dandy Warhols, and The Warlocks, and darkly-mystic psychadelic rock?

Last night, The Dandy Warhols, ably supported by The Warlocks, put on an almost-mystic, trance-like, almost-psychadelic show at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento.

I hadn't realised that The Dandy Warhols have been around for quite as long as they have, but it's already twenty years since they played Sacramento's Old Ironsides! And no doubt, there were more than a few fans from those days in the audience.

ALISON TOON: The Dandy Warhols &emdash; The Dandy Warhols
Courtney Taylor-Taylor of The Dandy Warhols
The previous night's show in San Francisco, and tonights/tomorrows dates in Los Angeles, sold out: there were still a few tickets available in Sacramento, but the room was full by the time the Dandys came on stage.

ALISON TOON: The Dandy Warhols &emdash; The Dandy Warhols
The Dandy Warhols
I really enjoyed the music from both bands. I just wished there had been a little more in way of visuals. The lighting was almost non-existant... and while darkness does help set the mood for this type of music, I really wanted to see the performers, too.

The Warlocks had a cool video projected across them, their faces, and the back of the stage. It added to the atmospher, but it didn't add any light--hence the lack of quality photos.

But then, it's about the music, and not about the photographer!

ALISON TOON: The Warlocks &emdash; The Warlocks, live, 2014
Earl V. Miller, The Warhols

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