MYSTIC BRAVES + TOMORROWS TULIPS + MR. ELEVATOR & THE BRAIN HOTEL + SO MANY WIZARDS @ THE TROUBADOUR
Photos and words by Cortney Armitage
Bust out the wavy gravy and let the psychedelia flow. The sold out crowd, unplugged and tuned into the Mystic Braves who are the grooviest boys you can imagine, came back to LA to close out their tour. Sporting the authentic style of the 60s and perfectly matching hair, the band infused a new edge to their style of retro music and the fans caught every chance to ride a wave. The flower power on their album Desert Island kept the kids up well past midnight and inspired moshing on every jam.
Tomorrows Tulips brought a unique and dazzling light show and slow ramping set that built and culminated in a guitar frenzy that left people speechless and wanting more. The esoteric pop got people swaying and starry eyed and left them full from the appropriately titled album Experimental Jelly.
Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel and So Many Wizards kicked off the night in swirling projections of layered colored oils and lights. Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel rocked fans into a sweaty frenzy and So Many Wizards rocked their reality of dream punk into the crowd and finished off their set asking the crowd to take a picture sporting the customary “Fuck You” middle finger to the camera. The scene at the Troubadour was indeed a dream-like, mind-bending, mind-altering, mind-expanding, mind-blowing musical trip.