Tonight: The Black Angels at the Fox
One listen to The Black Angels (playing tonight at the Fox Theatre with Sleepy Sun) and it is almost unfathomable that the band was concieved in 2004. The Austin quartet isn't a tribute to the psychedelic rock -- it defines the decades-old genre with dark organ echoes, heavy percussion and the wiry vocals of Alex Maas.
Speaking to the quartet's timelessness, the band played back-up in 2008 for famed 13th Floor Elevators' leader and fellow Texan, Roky Erikson. Last year's Phosphene Dream was the first release for The Black Angels on a new label, Blue Horizon Records, and an unflinching continuation of the group's Velvet Underground-inspired catalog. This show is all ages, and tickets are $15-20. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the bands start at 9 p.m.