Grails w/Wrekmeister Harmonies & Lilacs and Champagne

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Blending heavy psychedelic rock with a range of sonic textures that can truly be called “eclectic,” Portland, Ore.’s Grails make eldritch post-rock you might expect to hear if Tortoise were hired as the house band in Eyes Wide Shut. Their latest LP collects volumes 4, 5, and 6 of their Black Tar Prophecies EP series, which puts experimentation with samples and eerie, hard-to-identify sounds in the context of trance-inducing progressive psych grooves. Grails’ Alex Hall and Emil Amos also work together as Lilacs & Champagne, dealing in chill and sexy instrumental hip-hop/soul collages we suspect J Dilla might be proud of; if we may be so bold, their new LP Danish & Blue puts them in the running for the title of “the Grover Washington Jrs. of Trip-Hop.” If that doesn’t pique your interest, the bill also features Wrekmeister Harmonies, the cinematic doom project headed by Chicago audiovisual artist JR Robinson, whose compositions sweep from the darkest pits to the iciest peaks. Their new full-length, You’ve Always Meant So Much to Me, is a single hourlong composition with contributions from black-metal luminaries such as Leviathan’s Jef Whitehead and Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont. Are your invisible-orange-hoisting muscles warmed up yet?

—STEPHEN TRAGESER

Tue, Sep 10 | 9:00 PM
The End
$8.00
18 and over
[Venue Details]

Grails

Portland OR  |  Alternative



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