The Black Angels and Sleepy Sun Last Night at Detroit Bar
The Black Angels and Sleepy Sun
May 17, 2011
Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa
Everyone showed up promptly for this Tuesday night show so as not to miss Sleepy Sun and The Black Angels. Last fall, Sleepy Sun was hypnotizing a packed crowd at Spaceland (now called The Satellite) in Los Angeles. Back then, a petite female vocalist, named Rachel Fannan, crooned enchanting harmonies alongside the male lead vocalist, Bret Constantino.
While Sleepy Sun presented a more romantic musical abstraction, The Black Angels went right for the gut with gritty psychedelic blues riffs, fused with a bit of classic Brit rock seeping in between each note.
As lead singer Alex Maas' sweat collected on his denim button-up, his shrill melodies dug deep, with a constant orchestra of reverb around him for support.
The Crowd: The men: fashionable hipsters. The women: eclectic chic. People came to the show
because the assume they have admirable style, and they understand that the
fashionable place to be on a Tuesday night in Orange County is at this
Overheard in the crowd: "I have to be careful, looking at the lights might trigger my epilepsy."
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