Columbia City Theater presents
Tango Alpha Tango
with Black Whales and Chrome Lakes
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 7pm
Tango Alpha Tango is a rock & roll trio lead by virtuosic guitarist, singer/songwriter, Nathan Trueb. He is joined by his wife Mirabai on bass guitar, Joey Harmon on drums. These northwest natives have been honing in on their fusion of rock & roll and pop on stages from Portland all the way to Austin, TX for SXSW and everywhere in between since 2008. The quality of their music will reel you in with memorable melodies and catchy guitar hooks peppered with sticky bass-lines and driving beats. Their live show is a testament to the group's energy and urgency; it's infectious and leaves audiences in a sweaty frenzy screaming for more.
Black Whales is a five-piece psych-pop rock band from Seattle. Their sound drifts between booming, almost danceable psychedelic anthems to darker and more ambient territories.
Transition and the mystical of the natural in metamorphosis have captivated the band Black Whales, much like other humans, experiencing transition in relationships, personal growth, musical development, and even transition among members of the band themselves. As a band since 2008, Black Whales have experienced their share of changes, culminating in their second LP inspired by change. “Through the Prism, Gently” embraces these inevitable changes - for through this re-direction of light a new spectrum of beauty appears. Much like the Eve figure represented in the cover artwork itself, the band looks out over their creation with respect for the past and hope for the future. The healthy admiration for those who have come before plays out in musical nods from The Velvet Underground and other psych-pop purveyors (Zombies, 13th Floor Elevators, The Beatles, et. al) to the more recent history of Spiritualized or Jesus and Mary Chain. Meanwhile, not content to re-hash, but reinterpret- finding contemporary inspiration from Kurt Vile, B.R.M.C, and The War on Drugs.
Time spent with the record is always rewarded and fits well with the lights off, gazing at the ceiling at home and equally well as an impetus to a communal rock and roll dance party. This will be one you’ll want to spin when you bring some friends over to listen to some records. You still do that right?
Featured from Sunless Sea Records in a “moon-marbled” limited edition colored vinyl with included download card of the full album. Produced by Eric Corson (The Long Winters, Perfume Genius, The Globes) and Alex Robert. Mixed by Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen, Damien Jurado, etc.), Eric Corson and Mark Rains (Acid Mothers Temple, BRMC).
Doors at 7 pm / Show at 8pm
$10 adv / $12 door