The Black Angels - The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre August 9!

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Tickets on sale Friday 4/20/12 at 10 AM

The Black Angels

Neo-psychedelic juggernauts The Black Angels return to Cincinnati with Night Beats this August. The band’s epic live shows channel the spirit of everyone from The Doors & the Velvet Underground to The 13th Floor Elevators and Spaceman 3.

Reserved tickets, $16 ADV & $19 DOS (plus applicable fees), go on sale Friday April 20 at 10 AM at,, the Taft Theatre Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.

The Black Angels are excited to announce a headlining tour in support of their latest release, Phosphene Dream, out now on Blue Horizon. The New York Times recently caught the band headlining 4Knots Festival, noting the Black Angels “play psychedelic rock as if the 1960s never ended, and they are absolute masters of it.”

This will be a very busy year for the Black Angels, with appearances at Coachella, the Orion Music & More Festival, and Lollapalooza. The band is also hosting their ever-growing Austin Psych Fest for its fifth year at the end of April. This tour follows an incredibly successful year of touring in support of Phosphene Dream, which BBC declared “rock album of the year, if anyone’s counting.” Phosphene Dream marks a huge leap forward for The Black Angels. It was produced and mixed by Dave Sardy (Oasis, Wolfmother) in Los Angeles, a far stretch from the cozy Austin studios that delivered their first two records. This new one presents a fresh take on the neo-Psychedelic movement they’ve been at the forefront of for years.

Night Beats are a progressive R&B outfit featuring members, lead singer Danny Lee Blackwell, drummer James Traeger & bassist Tarek Wegner that have been furnishing the Seattle scene with their perplexing brand of garage-soul since 2009. Their self-titled, full-length debut is characterized by undulating bass lines, underscored by scratching, squealing guitar and alternately trembling and deafening vocals. Released last June, the album features textured and psychedelically informed instrumentation, interspersed by Blackwell’s yelps and howls, and his single, twangy guitar is reminiscent of Trouble in Mind label-mate Ty Segall’s lo-fi surf rock. The result is a resurrection of the ghosts of psyche bands past that transcends the decades since the ‘60s as effectively as any other contemporary revivalists.

For at complete list of Taft Theatre shows visit:


For Taft Theatre: Rick McCarty | Rmccarty(at)memi(dot)biz | 513.977.1087
For The Black Angels: Ken Weinstein | weinstein(at)bighassle(dot)com | 212.619.1360

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