We're off to a killer start here in 2015, from the Soft White Sixties’s ongoing Brick & Mortar residency to Lee Gallagher and The Hallelujah’s celestial, family-studded epic of a record release last Saturday. We move forward this week with Joel Gion & The Primary Colours at The Independent on Thursday, January 22.
Drenched in the liquid light art of White Light Prism, Gion and his backing band -- relatively new in the neo-psych world which Gion helped pioneer -- will use their familiar blend of 1960s rock and roll and post punk to move the Divisadero Street music house along with a solid local lineup. Filling out the night with psych sounds of all flavors, San Francisco's psychedelic pop tripod Cellar Doors, the psych-soul rock and rollers of Down Dirty Shake, and the hip-swaying country psych shamans of The Love Dimension will join The Primary Colours for a night of astral surfing and sonic meditations. Bust out those diffraction glasses and get ready to get dizzy. This one's going to be weird.