Kaleidoscope UK, Feeding People (feat. Peter Daltrey), Exploding Flowers, DJ Frederick Phases

Burger Records, Committee To Keep Music Evil and The Satellite present

Kaleidoscope UK, Feeding People (feat. Peter Daltrey), Exploding Flowers, DJ Frederick Phases

Sat, April 20, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

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Kaleidoscope UK (featuring Peter Daltrey)
Kaleidoscope UK (featuring Peter Daltrey)
The Return to Kaleidoscope.

When the Sixties finally ended the band consisting of singer and lyricist Peter Daltrey, guitarist and songwriter Eddy Pumer, bassist Steve Clark and drummer Danny Bridgman were veterans of the forever changing revolutions and evolutions of that decade`s mercurial musical culture. Starting out as The Sidekicks in 1964, they played R’N’B to the amphetamine fuelled Mod circuit before transforming into fully-fledged London psychedelic dandies in 1967. Accordingly they renamed themselves Kaleidoscope. At the fin de siècle of the Sixties they morphed into the more aptly sombre Fairfield Parlour – before enjoying a side project as I Luv Wight especially for the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 where they played on a stage also trodden that iconic weekend by such timeless acts as The Who and Jimi Hendrix.

With every passing decade since their demise the band’s recorded legacy has continued to rank amongst the most highly prized artefacts that define the psychedelic genre – which is now critically regarded as an essential moment in music history. Their seminal debut album, `Tangerine Dream` is now considered to be one of the finest examples of English psychedelia with original copies of this album fetching in excess of $1500. Similarly 1969’s heavier edged follow-up ‘Faintly Blowing’ & 1970’s ‘From Home to Home’ (released under the Fairfield Parlour moniker) are also fetching similar sums and collectively these three albums have helped both garn the band a flourishing worldwide cult following whilst proving a key influence on the latest crop of new-psyche bands.

Strong original material and unique arrangements form the foundation for Kaleidoscope’s enduring appeal & reputation. Equally their ability to incorporate new studio innovations directly into their music has also contributed heavily – a fact that was acknowledged at the time by Alistair Taylor, The Beatles’ publicist. Despite being multi instrumentalists, like The Beatles, Kaleidoscope also found the limitations of performing live as a quartet prevented them from satisfactorily replicating their studio sound. Consequently the band (unlike many of their peers) never strayed further afield than the university college and club circuits of Britain & Europe and thus never crossed the Atlantic to play for their American fans.

Peter has though remained a prolific solo artist since the band’s demise (– releasing eighteen albums, some in collaboration with American artists such as Damien Youth and the Philadelphia band, Asteroid#4) and although he’s revisited his back catalogue for live shows he’s never been tempted to recreate a full Kaleidoscopic set list these seminal albums…. until now!

Despite the absence of his former band members (due primarily to ill health) Peter has now assembled a group of young multi-instrumentalists headed by Rob Campanella from the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Given that Peter is such a hard man to please these shows should prove an unmissable opportunity to witness this rarely performed esoteric psychedelia live.

As Peter has said: "I am very excited to be playing with a group of musicians who are dedicated to reproducing the authentic sound of Kaleidoscope. On stage hearing renditions of songs such as `Dive into Yesterday`, `Snapdragon`, `The Sky Children` and `Flight from Ashiya` performed note perfect sends chills of nostalgic emotion right down my spine!"

Fans of Kaleidoscope and Fairfield Parlour and devotees of quintessentially English psychedelia are clearly in for a treat.
© Paul Drummond : Psy-Fi 2013
Feeding People
Feeding People
“At one level, this is garage rock … But the music on Peace, Victory and the Devil breaks out of those constraints, not as if it’s struggling but as if it’s shrugging off any concern for rules, as if it’s easy to pioneer a new sound.

Whether [Jones] is channeling spirits, or whether Feeding People is simply a band of spirited musicians all pulling together to make her glossolalia of gloom the official soundtrack for these apocalyptic times, Peace Victoy and the Devil will make you want to stockpile this album and hole up in your bunker to await the band’s next revelation.”

— Dan Collins, LA Record
Exploding Flowers
Exploding Flowers
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/