They are known as the sages of psych-rock, spectral explorers of the subconscious mind…
In 2002, they were listed as one of Q Magazine’s “50 Bands To See Before You Die”
And they are coming to Houston…..
LIVE from White Oak Music Hall, it’s The Flaming Lips!
Having formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City, these cats are well known for their bizarre stage antics and even stranger sound FX. Accompanied by the synth-driven and guitar-droned atmostophere of the band, it is the eccentric vocal stylings and lyrical composition of Wayne Cohen that makes this group stand out from the rest.
Their sound is made up of “lush, multi-layered psychedelic rock” that contains lyrical elements of “space rock”and “unusual song and album titles.” Their fusion of psychedelic rock and electronic pop combines to form the melodic yet harrowing sound that is The Flaming Lips.
To this day, they have released 15 official LPs, with numerous side albums and cover EPs.
Check out their cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity:
The Oklahoma City psych-rockers will be headlining The Memorial Weekend Blowout at White Oak Music Hall, Sunday, May 29th.
This all-day event is located at 2915 N. Main 770099, Houston, TX.
Several alternative/indie groups, such as Diiv & Nada Surf, will perform as opening acts.
Also, a guest appeareance by Austin psych-rock favorite Roky Erikson, pioneer and founding member of the band,The 13th Floor Elevators.
Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
So be there or be square! Either way, it’s going to be one heck of a show.
By Franco Rosa