Secret Chiefs 3 and Dengue Fever in Bellingham
Secret Chiefs 3 and Dengue Fever
Thurs, February 9 2012
Doors at 8PM, Music until 1AM
21+, $15 adv/day of
SECRET CHIEFS 3
Experimental rock icons, SECRET CHIEFS 3, bring their unique brand of alchemical fusion to the Bottle tonight in the midst of a national tour supporting their newest effort, Satellite Supersonic Vol. 1, "SECRET CHIEFS' most expansive and coherent statement, an alchemical fusion of MORRICONE-esque cinematic grandeur, midnight surf guitar, traditional Middle Eastern rhythms and time signatures, demonic death metal and electronic deviance that yields a work of undeniable force," in the excited words of Pitchfork.
L.A.'s DENGUE FEVER has perhaps the strangest cultural cross-pollination of any band in recent memory. They are left-field enough for a group of white musicians to cover psychedelic rock oldies from Cambodia, but finding a bona fide Cambodian pop star to front the band is the kind of providence that could only touch a select few places on Earth. Dengue Fever's roots can be traced to organist Ethan Holtzman's 1997 trip to Cambodia where he was introduced to the sound of '60s-era Cambodian rock. The standard sound bore a strong resemblance to Nuggets-style garage rock and psychedelia, heavy on the organ and fuzztone guitar, and with the danceable beat of classic rock & roll. It also bore the unmistakable stamp of Bollywood film musicals, and often employed the heavily reverbed guitar lines of surf and spy-soundtrack music.
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