I’m not here to tell you what to do with your life, but after seeing this show I’d say that bathing yourself nightly in the psychedelic jams of Doug Tuttle would be a good idea.
Thursday night, April 9 at Lilypad started off with Nightime Sunshine reclined on a couch, letting out spacey rhythms and sparse, echoey vocals. The mood was upbeat, and the songs spread good vibes across the audience. Even the Lilypad’s resident dog was inclined to hop up on the couch and curl up with the band. Overall, it was a wonderful scene-setter to start off the show.
Next up was Jesus Jim, a Brooklyn band with garage and hard-rock leanings. They put out some decidedly head-nodding and foot-tapping songs, and their intertwining guitar work was a pleasure to the ear.
Rob Robinson and the Connecticut River Band made for an interesting auditory experience, with melodies at once simply appealing and experimental, and vocals that seemed to take cues from outsider rock more than anything. There was a weird charm about their music, and it felt right at home with the already fringey-psychedelic lineup of the show.
The Doug Tuttle Band capped off the night with a wonderfully bright and dazed set. With a style of psych-rock reminiscent of Olivia Tremor Control, the Doug Tuttle Band perfectly balanced between trippy and catchy. One couldn’t help smiling from the contagious high of their music.
CREDIT (text & video): Cody Kenner
CREDIT: (photos) Sarah Silbiger