Music Park: Psychic TV @ Moogfest — 5/19/18

PsychicTV03Genesis P-Orridge fronts Psychic TV at The Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Carolina, during Moogfest on May 19, 2018.

Genesis P-Orridge is rather a lovely human being.

Not knowing what to expect upon my first experience seeing Psychic TV in concert, I was unprepared for a straight-forward psychedelic romp led by the gender-defying musician, who was quite warm and grounded at The Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Carolina, last week.

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Music Park: Olden Yolk @ DC9 — 5/11/18

oldeyolk-2 Olden Yolk performs at DC9 on May 11, 2018. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

Shane Butler (of Quilt) and Caity Shaffer formed Olden Yolk and released their self-titled debut album in February via Trouble in Mind. The band are on tour to promote the new album (with stops in Philadelphia and New York City this weekend!), and they visited DC9 on Friday, when Ben Eisendrath snapped some pictures of them in action.

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Don’t Miss: Post Animal @ Union Stage, 6/2/18

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Post Animal (Photo courtesy Polyvinyl Records)

Post Animal, a psych-rock five-piece from Chicago, recently released When I Think of You in a Castle, their debut full-length record, via Polyvinyl Records. The guys perform at Union Stage in support of that album on Saturday, June 2.

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Music Park: Ryley Walker @ Lincoln Theatre — 4/27/18

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Ryley Walker performs at the Lincoln Theater on April 27, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Accompanied by second guitarist Bill Mackay, Ryley Walker’s music is an expert amalgamation reminiscent of the Grateful Dead’s live “space” passages, Pat Metheny’s delicately picked jazz guitar, and today’s proliferation of post-rock bands. Although the songs largely “felt” like instrumentals due to the extended improvisational sections, Ryley’s occasional vocals owed much to the influence of Nick Drake and John Martyn during his performance opening for Calexico at the Lincoln Theatre on Friday.

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Snapshots: Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ 9:30 Club — 4/27/18

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Ruban Nielson performs in Unknown Mortal Orchestra at 9:30 Club on April 27, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra played at the 9:30 Club on Friday in support of their new album, Sex + Food, their fourth record released in April via Jagjaguwar. The crowd was super pumped to see UMO, and that’s always a good indicator that the show will be a good one.
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Snapshots: Steve Wilson and Paul Draper @ 9:30 Club — 4/24/18

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Steven Wilson performs at 9:30 Club on April 24, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

Englishman Steven Wilson rocked 9:30 Club on Tuesday, playing songs from his new solo album, To the Bone, released last year via Caroline International, as well as songs from his progressive rock band, Porcupine Tree.

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Don’t Miss: Steven Wilson @ 9:30 Club, 4/24/18

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Steven Wilson (Photo by Lasse Hoile)

English singer-songwriter Steven Wilson released To the Bone, his fifth full-length solo album, in August via Caroline International. Described by Planet Rock as “one of the most prolific and unrivaled artists of our time,” Steven begins a spring tour that begins in Albany, New York, on April 19 and lands at 9:30 Club in DC on Tuesday, April 24.

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