In 2007, my first year at Bonnaroo, I missed two fantastic bands on Thursday. The National and The Black Angels. The Bonnaroo Gods have been gracious enough to book The National in 2010 and The Black Angels in 2011.
I have yet to have seen The Black Angels live, but that will quickly change as I will see them in April in Atlanta, and then again at Bonnaroo.
They have three albums out, Passover, Directions to See a Ghost, and Phosphene Dream. Their first two are brilliant, whereas I thought they lost a step with Phosphene Dream. Not a bad album by any means, but nothing in comparison to their first two.
The best way to describe the band is a more-fuzzed out and heavy Velvet Underground.
I was excited to see them on the lineup more than anybody. I missed them as well, and have been kicking myself ever since. I also got fired the week before their show near me, so I couldn't afford to go to it. It seemed like I was destined to miss them, so I couldn't have been happier when I saw their name.
Of all the bands on the lineup that I'm not that familiar with (and there are a bunch) The Black Angels have piqued my interest the most. I really like what I've seen and heard. Hoping for no conflicts!
Not many bands can lock down a mood like they can. Only saw them at Roo and, to be perfectly honest, that's part of the reason I haven't made an effort to see them again - they made a really big impression and I haven't been interested in spoiling that memory!
Post by arizonalovesyou on Mar 6, 2011 16:16:41 GMT -5
So glad they are gonna be back on the farm!!! This band is f'n awesome!!! After seeing them at Bonnaroo 2007 i've been a fan since! didn't know who they were really at that time... haven't had a chance to see them live since, and now I got tickets to see them next month and can't wait for the roo!!!
Post by theshining on Mar 17, 2011 18:20:17 GMT -5
I feel the same as Aquariumdrunk on this one, the time I saw them was a perfect situation (late Halloween night in one of my fav local venue) and they not only delivered huge but they set an amazing mood during their set. I'm wary of seeing them again because they may not be able to live up to that first time.
If they play at night or sunset I would check them out again barring major conflicts