There’s nothing sexier than some dusty blues-heavy psychedelia and Crocodelia delivered that in spades last weekend at Yue Space. With heavy amounts of surf and fuzzy garage rock stuffed into their tight jeans, the Taiwanese band call to mind everyone from The Electric Prunes to The Black Keys. And while they claim their music dwelles in the 50s and 60s, there definitely is a modern touch to their sound that’s not afraid to get tongue in cheek with its uptempo pop sensibilities before dovetailing into a guitar-heavy psychedelic swirl that’s moody and foreboding. Simply put, they’re a band tailor-made for a live stage and they didn’t disappoint. Support from the always reliable Underdog, whose retro sound has always delights me – the band is ska punk at its purest – no nonsense – just sweet danceable tunes full of rustic charm.
OTS: Gatsby In A Daze, Gate to Otherside, Backspace (Yue Space 27.09.2016)
Well that’s about one of the strangest exhibitions I’ve stumbled into. Who would’ve guessed that the 2014 musical dramedy Frank, about an esoteric musical genius would become such an inspiration for artists here (besides the […]
Gig Recap: Hai Qing (Yue Space 2017.01.11)
Looking to stretch my boundaries a bit this new year, I set out last week to catch the Shanghai based Inner Mongolian artist Hai Qing, whose sprawling, avant-garde soaked Mongolian prog rock made his debut album entitled […]
Gig Recap: Scattered Purgatory (TW), IZ, Wang Ziheng, Li Jianhong, Ruo Tan (Yue Space 2017.11.28)
Exploring the other regions of experimentalism, drone, black metal, and improvisational, France/Chinese label WV Sorcerer Productions and Modern Sky offshoot Bad Head teamed up last week for epic evening of noise and its various bedmates. […]
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