Phoenix + Amazing Baby = Quite Possibly Delicious
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 12, 2009 4:20PM
If you want to hear what indulgent music sounds like, might we recommend Amazing Baby's debut, Rewild. Like a prog-rock Marc Bolan, these guys take every instrument they can get their hands on and throw it into the mix. This is the sort of music whose stage show demands smoke, capes, and giant gongs. In fact, if their appearance at park West Saturday night doesn't include those things we'll be sorely let down. To describe their music as a maelstrom would be to pull punches. In fact the grandiose ambitions off the group strain at the edges of bitrate and demand to be captured on reel to reel tape. This, my friends, is true stoner rock. It's hazy yet heavy; orchestral but authentically rocking. It's amazing, baby.
So it would seem strange that these two groups are on tour together, no? No. In fact, each shares an element of the other that makes the pairing not only reasonable but brilliant. Amazing Baby does have an ear for the hook, even if they bury it underneath mounds of guitars, strings, and horns. And Phoenix has a penchant for stretching into proggy territory as on the two part song suite "Love Like A Sunset." We're actually tickled that someone concocted a bill that has so much potential to work together internally and create dynamic possibilities via internal combustion.
The show is sold out, but if you can score tickets do so post haste and you will have zero regrets.
Park West, 322 W Armitage, June 13, 8 p.m., SOLD OUT, all ages