Tag Archives: Cream

cat_preview

Swedish Doom Rockers Graveyard Play Webster Hall on Sunday

May 9th, 2014

Inspired by blues-inflected rock legends like Led Zeppelin and Cream, Joakim Nilsson (vocals and guitar) and Rikard Edlund (bass) formed Graveyard back in 2006. Now playing with Jonatan Ramm (guitar) and Axel Sjöberg (drums), the Swedish four-piece’s music reveals hints of blues, folk, jazz and rock and roll—or as they call it, “no boundaries, no limits at all.” The doom rockers, who perform in English, have released three albums, including 2012’s Lights Out (stream it below), which Pitchfork says, “might sound more like Wolfmother—or a supercharged version of the Black Crowes—than an actual metal record.” But you can decide for yourself when Graveyard (above, performing “Ain’t Fit to Live Here”) play Webster Hall on Sunday night.

cat_preview

Mercury Lounge Gets Psychedelic Tonight with Sproton Layer

July 26th, 2013

Prior to starting the influential punk group Mission of Burma in Boston, 17-year-old singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Roger Miller formed Sproton Layer, along with his 15-year-old twin brothers, Ben (guitar) and Larry (drums), in their hometown, Ann Arbor, Mich., in the late ’60s. And while they found some local success, their lone album, With Magnetic Fields Disrupted—recorded in their parents’ basement—came out in 1992, some 22 years after the band had called it quits. But it still made an impression: In Our Band Could Be Your Life, Michael Azerrad wrote that it was “an amazing band that sounded like Syd Barrett fronting Cream.” And while the brothers Miller went on to perform with other bands, something about Sproton Layer (above, doing “In the Sun”) stuck with them. And now that their psychedelic gem has been remastered, they’re again playing a few shows together (with Steve Smith on trumpet), including tonight at Mercury Lounge.

 

 

cat_preview

Two Nights of Swedish Rockers Graveyard This Weekend

January 24th, 2013

Inspired by blues-inflected rock legends like Led Zeppelin and Cream, Joakim Nilsson (vocals and guitar) and Rikard Edlund (bass) formed Graveyard back in 2006. Now playing with Jonatan Ramm (guitar) and Axel Sjoberg (drums), the Swedish four-piece’s music reveals hints of blues, folk, jazz and rock and roll—or as they call it, “no boundaries, no limits at all.” Last fall the throwback rockers released their third album, Lights Out (stream it below), which Pitchfork says, “might sound more like Wolfmother—or a supercharged version of the Black Crowes—than an actual metal record.” But you can decide for yourself when Graveyard (above, performing “The Siren” at Bonnaroo in 2011) play The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday.