Two Chances to See the Black Angels

October 14th, 2009

It’s hard not to like a band named after a Velvet Underground song. And the Austin, Texas, psychedelic rockers the Black Angels, whose name comes from the Velvet Underground & Nico track “The Black Angel’s Death Song,” do not disappoint. The band’s debut LP, Passover, earned them some well-deserved accolades, and their second album—following shows at Lollapalooza and SXSW—Directions to See a Ghost, got even better reviews. See what all the fuss is about when the Black Angels open for the Raveonettes tonight at Webster Hall and on Sunday at Music Hall of Williamsburg. (Meanwhile, check them out, above, playing “Better Off Alone.”)