I saw The Black Angels in 07 having no idea who they were beforehand, and I sat with my friends in the field surrounding This Tent completely captivated! I remeber the sun had just gone down while they were playing, so maybe they started early. Honestly this was one of my favorite Bonnaroo shows ever. That year, so much hype surrounded Tool and seeing this (then) little Austin band rocked way harder than Tool.
I'm listening to their newest album right now for the first time, and it's really good. A little less in your face psychedelic than their previous two albums, but a step in a cool new direction and i dig it. Be sure to check out this band...I PROMISE you, you'll dig it!
They were awesome last night. Seems they have gained alot more popularity since I saw them about 6 months ago because they were in a tour bus instead of a 16 passenger van this time and had more equipment. If you like psych rock at all you have to see The Black Angels.
Post by thesonofthesunsson on Apr 9, 2011 10:28:52 GMT -5
The singer sounds a lot like Jim Morrison
I'm glad to hear someone else can see it. I tell people that at home when they ask me about them. I feel sometimes like I shouldn't say it because it's an odd comparison but to me he sounds more similar than anyone else I can think of off the top of my head.
I think The Black Angels may open a tent. As much as I love the band, I don't think they are big enough to headline a late-night tent. Though it would be awesome if they did.
What do you mean by headline? There's usually two acts to a tent, given the number of LN acts this year I don't really expect to see any more than that. As far as who plays first vs second, it's hard for me to say the first or second act has priority over the other. I think it really depends on what else is going on; usually the slightly bigger act goes first (Black Keys before Cudi and BOB, Daryl Hall and Chromeo before Galactic last year, LCD and Bassnectar are pretty even honestly) unless a headliner is playing the What or something - they wouldn't stack Jay-Z against Deadmau5, for instance, so Dan Deacon plays first.
The later sets are cool but at some point people start going to bed and the crowd filters out. LCD thinned out a lot last year by the time it ended.
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.
You're WELCOME. We'll remember your gratitude next year when KE$HA headlines.
Post by I LOVE SPICY PIE on Apr 21, 2011 11:26:38 GMT -5
If they do play midnight Friday, I really really hope that Arcade Fire play from 10-12. Those are the two bands I want to see more than anyone else so it would be pretty disastrous for me to have to miss the Black Angels because Arcade Fire play until 1:00.