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Mad Alchemy Trip feat. LSD and the Search for God

Mad Alchemy Trip feat. LSD and the Search for God

The Asteroid #4, The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, Jesus Sons, Dream Phases, Creatures Choir, Family of Light, Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show

Sun, July 16, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$18 adv / $22 door

This event is all ages

LSD and the Search for God
LSD and the Search for God
LSD and the Search for God hit the Northern California coast in 2005––seemingly from another place and time––dosing audiences with hypnotic performances built upon swirling guitar sounds, otherworldly drones, fuzzed-out pop melodies, and dreamy vocal harmonies. As reviews of their first shows drew comparisons to My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Yo La Tengo, Spacemen 3, and Sonic Youth, the band quickly developed a must-see reputation within San Francisco’s underground psychedelic music community.

After only a handful of shows, Kurt Heasley asked the band to play with Lilys in San Francisco in spring of 2006. Shortly after, they were invited on two separate West Coast tours: first with Spectrum (Sonic Boom of Spaceman 3), then with Creation Records’ The Telescopes (on their first-ever tour to the U.S.).

In 2007, LSD signed with indie label Mind Expansion and their self-titled debut EP sold out from the record label and its distributors before the official release date. The EP was subsequently picked up and reissued on vinyl (Deep Space Recordings, 2008). Around this time, LSD was featured on three additional compilations: Mind Expansion Vol. 1, M.E. Vol. 2, and Australian nugazer compilation Take Me on the Wildest Spree (Rubber Records/EMI, 2008).

The momentum that was generated—from their live shows and stellar reviews of the sold-out EP—paved the way for years of more West Coast gigs, three U.S. tours, a Canadian tour, and festival invites—including a 2013 appearance at The Black Angels' annual Austin Psych Fest.

In addition to shows with Lilys, Spectrum, and The Telescopes, LSD and the Search for God have shared bills with A Place to Bury Strangers, Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, Medicine, Dead Skeletons, Martin Rev (Suicide), Mark Gardener (Ride), and DJs Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Brad Laner (Medicine), Nick Jago (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), and Colm O’Coissoig (My Bloody Valentine).

A new EP, Heaven Is a Place, is scheduled for vinyl and digital release in autumn 2015 (Deep Space Recordings).

--Mind Expansion, 2015
The Asteroid #4
The Asteroid #4
The Stevenson Ranch Davidians
The Stevenson Ranch Davidians
The Stevenson Ranch Davidians have announced they will release their new album 'Amerikana' in June, but are teasing what’s to come with the lead single ‘Holy Life’ and accompanying video. This is The Davidians’ first since 2009, scheduled for release in June 2017 on Minneapolis-based Picture In My Ear Records.

Steeped in the aura of the perennially mythologized psychedelic culture of Southern California and making music influenced by the enduring essence of ‘60s psych, folk and soul, woven with strands of early American roots music, The Stevenson Ranch Davidians has, since 2006, revealed itself in shifting configurations.

While the lineup has continually coalesced around lead singer and songwriter Dwayne Seagraves, the collective has always had a guiding vision and goal: to create music that seeks to simultaneously demystify and deify the human experience.

‘Amerikana’ represents a new direction for the band, where the dreamy, flowing sound of albums past is infused with a fresh sense of inspiration, energy and purpose. This is an eclectic, yet cohesive, set of songs that glorify the human spirit while condemning those who seek to destroy it.

Seagraves states that Amerikana also celebrates what he views as true magic: human will put to action. Through his songs, he hopes to convey the sense that human beings have been the sole source of all great insights and achievements throughout history, and that power originates from within individuals rather than from gods, governments or other external sources.

"Holy Life is basically a deification of the Human Spirit," says Dwayne Seagraves. "I view the record and every song on it as a celebration of the human spirit as well as a condemnation of those who seek to destroy it. What inspired it was a period of time
in which I was exposed to those who seek to destroy it and the record was written as a direct counter balance to that."

The band’s new lineup brings a range of talent, experience and inspiration to The Stevenson Ranch Davidians’ sound. In addition to longtime Davidians’ bassist Jessica Latiolait, guitarist Rob Campanella is a member of The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Quarter After, while his brother - drummer and backing vocalist
Andy Campanella - is a veteran of Occult Wisdom, Imogene and Chief Nowhere. Guitarist Misha Bullock, the sole Englishman in the fold, formerly played withTennis System.

The Stevenson Ranch Davidians "Amerikana" LP will be available on Classic Black 150G Vinyl with Lyric Inner Sleeve, but is already available for pre-order on Picture in My Ear Records ' Bandcamp at
https://pictureinmyearrecords.bandcamp.com/album/amerikana
Jesus Sons
Jesus Sons
Jesus Sons are a quintet from Los Angeles, CA. Coming from the city of angels they have developed their own sound while capturing the esthetic feel of Los Angeles bands of the past. With sounds similar to the urban mayhem of The Velvet Underground to the relaxed spacious skies groove of New Riders Of The Purple Sage they bring one hell of a party to their live shows. They will be on tour for their third full length album "Easy" this summer.
Dream Phases
Dream Phases
Dream Phases is a Los Angeles-based outfit whose songs blend classic 60s/70s rock, country & soul with modern noise pop. Lead singer Brandon Graham started the band with a handful of home recordings he compiled in the short lulls between tours with The Relationship (Brian Bell of Weezer), The Blank Tapes, Nacosta, Korey Dane and others.

Dream Phases recently released their debut EP, Maybe Tomorrow, on Lolipop Records in March. Inspired by the works of Syd Barrett, Neil Young and Elliott Smith (among others), Maybe Tomorrow was recorded and produced by Graham along with Jason Quever and Joel Jerome.

In January the band hosted a weekly residency at Harvard & Stone, and in March toured the southwest on their way to Austin for official showcases at SXSW. To bring the music to life on stage, Graham hand-selected a posse of his favorite LA-based musicians – including his brother, Shane, on drums. This July/August, Dream Phases will embark on a national tour, with the Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show, in support of Maybe Tomorrow.
Creatures Choir
Creatures Choir
The Creature was born with strange deformities, making its existence a unique one. Super natural capabilities added to this, causing the Creature to go into seclusion where it stumbled upon instruments common to the western world of a planet called Earth. It learned these instruments and became a very capable composer. Due to its inability to communicate with most others the Creature racked its brain about how to have its music heard until it came across Rory Blackwater who seemed to understand its odd ways of life. Teaching Rory the music it had taught itself, he set out to find a band or choir to interpret these songs for the world to hear. This resulted in the meeting of Bradley Hemenover in a dank opium den in the hills of China. Together they set out to find the rest of the band. Nathan Murray came first, an old comrade of both of them, he had traded in his guitar for a fishing rod and a five gallon bucket and dedicated himself to meeting the ferryman but to his dismay the gent was an arse. Nate joined the group and instantly connected with the Creatures vision as well as making it his own. The others followed in slow succession but were as mightily understanding of the Creatures compositions as the rest. Shara Parker was found in the Appalachian mountains working at a moonshine still and playing fiddle to the camp to ease recent tensions. The band convinced her to leave her simple lifestyle for the joys of the road. Arriving as a group in New Orleans, the now named Creatures Choir stumbled upon Adam Ditt, a talented young bass player that had lived in the alley ways of the French District and fed himself since he was 6 with nothing but his talents on bass. The sounds of the Creature were now whole and the Choir was off to embark on the road to the rest of their lives. We are the Creatures Choir and the Creature is our guiding light.
Family of Light
Family of Light
Family of Light Band is a six piece psychedelic rock group from southern California that are part of the rapidly growing under ground scene that is creating a modern twist to the psychedelic music of the 60's.

The music is brimming with alluring vocal harmonies, experimental blues driven guitar bends, electrifying ambient noise that's mixed with fascinating flute and saxophone solo's. it is all backed by segments of raw pulsating Latin percussion that will make you feel part of a drum circle on the sand of Venice beach.
Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show
Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show
Analog liquid lightshow in the San Francisco tradition pioneered by Bill Hamm, and Brotherhood of Light,a main stay of the 60's ballroom scene.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com