Another mellow evening at Adobe - nothing left to do but smile smile smile. FREE/PAY-WHAT-YOU-LIKE at the door. Artists will have new records for sale, bring some cash to support, if you like. Only good vibes, rural space folk, psychedelic communal improvisation.
VILLAGE OF SPACES -- http://villageofspaces.bandcamp.com
VoS are coming up from the wilds of Santa Cruz. Dan and Amy are fresh off a glorious Northeast USA tour, the sound is engrossing and well-oiled.
"I’d link Village Of Spaces to, say, Richard and Linda Thompson if I were forced to make a comparison, but VOS forge their own path and, per Welcome In, seem to be consumed by their singular vision; perhaps that’s why they’ve stuck around for so long while other fruits die before they’re fully ripe. Another reason might be their impeccable devotion to song craft, which shines through the lovely “Wheels” like a flashlight was jammed in its maw, and generally permeates this entire full-length effort. " (TINY MIX TAPES)
DIRE WOLVES -- http://www.dwlvs.com
DW reunite at their favorite spot, Adobe, after recently flying to the four winds (Oakland, Philadephia, La Honda, Thierna Na Oge).
"Dire Wolves' sound is a wailing alloy merging a sort of Neu American psych-folk formalism with Finnish-style free-form space and an open process improv pulse that feels utterly original. Small flurries of notes might resemble several models (not least of whom is the '68 Constanten-era Dead). And certainly, the floatational vocals of Lau Nau provide a deeply forested continuum, but the rest of the band seem more interested in connecting with a slowly-evolving vibe that actually makes me think more of the high desert and its vistas. The music on Ocean Of Green is full of pointillistic stonerist movement, but the individual elements hold together well enough that anyone who enjoys a single moment will soon find themselves pulled into the music's midst. There are no sharp edges here. The Dire Wolves' sound is as welcoming as any band that has ever been heard. But it will slide through your portals like honey through a warm coil. Breathe deep. Breathe often. Soak this one in before your brain even knows it's under attack. Nice..." (BYRON COLEY)