Axelrad Concert Series &
Summer Moon & Co. Present
FREE SHOW at Axelrad
Friday 8th June
::: Ancient River ::: Austin, TX…
Ancient River’s two piece wall-of-sound barrage has been honed by extensive touring across the states and beyond--including appearances at Austin Psych Fest [Levitation] (2010-2012), Reverence Festival Portugal (2015), Psychedelic Revolution Festival France (2015), Psycho De Mayo Los Angeles (2014), Desert Stars Festival (2014/2016) and the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (2012), Milwaukee Psych Festival 2015/2017. They are currently working on their 10th release.
::: Secret Sands ::: Houston, TX
Originating in Houston Texas, SECRET SANDS is an noir organic electronics band formed by two deep rooted musicians, djs + curators of music, art and culture: Markos Grave (millennial grave, psychic claw, ceeplus bad knives) and Damon Allen (refuse to fall, blueprint,). Taking nods from the past yet bringing it all together into the NOW. Influences are noted to iconic and like minded bands such as Can, Neu, Kraftwerk, Suicide, Goblin, Bauhaus, Psychic TV, Cabaret Voltaire et al.
Their live show brings together real time synth modulations, dissonant guitar workings, provoking vocals, surreal visual backings all backed by the beat of real time drum machine syncopation. Machines & Non-Machines working in unison.
Out the gate they were put on the big stage and have shared bills in support of world renown bands such as Youth Code, Drab Majesty, the Octopus Project, Holy Wave, The Warlocks, Bestial Mouths and more. On Dec. 18th, 2017 they were honored and performed an opening band/dj set in front of ten thousand + people at the award winning Day for Night Fest, directly before the headliner, the legendary APHEX TWIN.
The group was nominated «Best New Act 2016» and was give a best of Houston Award “Best Band Name” in the Houston Press. They have released the two song Ep “Demonstrations” available via bandcamp to much success. A new self titled full release is available in the psychical and at secretsands.bandcamp.com/
::: El Lago ::: Houston, TX
Galveston, Texas might be known as a coastal destination for Texas vacationers, but for the pedal soaked music of El Lago, Galveston is home. Mixing sounds that remind you of what would happen if Cocteau Twins and Ringo Deathstarr covered the music of Spiritualized, the band has been known to cause a stir with their dreamlike performances.
The four piece has always crafted plenty of soundscapes to complement the vocals of lead singer and guitarist Lauren Eddy, and their recent recordings with Austin Sepulvado (Buxton, Dollie Barnes, Ancient Cat Society) and Grammy winning engineer Steve Christensen (Robert Ellis, Khruangbin, Destiny's Child, Steve Earle) seem to capture the magic that the band crafts together on what will become their debut full length release.
Debut full length 'Colors' is was released on November 4 on Miss Champagne Records. The band is set to perform and tour in support of the album throughout 2018.