Blake/e/e/e Headlines Church of the Friendly Ghost Show This Sunday
Yes, it’s true. I goofed on the Austin Music Minute and referred to Blake/e/e/e as just plain ol’ “Blake.” I didn’t know it was pronounced with an extended “e” sound, as in “Blake-ie.” My apologies go to this band for not doing my homework properly.
What really matters is that this Chicago-based group is headlining a show with a killer line-up presented by the Church of the Friendly Ghost this Sunday night at the Salvage Vanguard Theater. Blake/e/e/e’s lush, trippy-dippy, funky mesh of psychedelia, rock, alt-country tones and dub from another astral plane will blow your mind. They just released their debut album, Border Radio, last month.
This will be a fantastic show all around. Sound artist William Meadows will perform the ten-minute piece, “Of Loose Atoms,” an imaginative, electro-acoustic project based on a 1653 poem of the same name by Margaret Cavendish, describing the behavior of “loose atomes.” Austin trio Benko adds an intriguing touch of vibraphone to the bass and drums, and Austin-based composer/performer Brent Fariss will present works for electronics and percussion from his recent release, bliss.
Doors open at 8, and the show begins at 9. It is but a mere $5 cover at the door. What a bargain! Check it out.