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Event Archive - Levitation Victoria!: Elephant Stone, Joel Gion, The Backhomes, Sister Blanche

Mon. June 8th 2015 Copper Owl (No Minors)
Tickets at: Lyles Place
Presented by: Levitation Vancouver, Animal Productions
LEVITATION VANCOUVER and Animal Productions present:

Elephant Stone
(Montreal, QC)

"Montreal’s Elephant Stone was formed in 2009 by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir. As one of the most highly sought out sitar players in the international psych scene, he has recorded, performed and toured with Beck, the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, and many more.

Elephant Stone has released two LPs, an EP, and has toured throughout North American and Europe. They have spear-headed the Hindie-Rock movement with their deft ability of weaving together rock’n’roll, Hindustani classical, and catchy-as-all-hell pop.

2014 will see the release of Elephant Stone’s third full-length, The Three Poisons. Their strongest/grooviest release to date, Elephant Stone will support the release by touring the world and spreading their psychedelified Hindie- Rock mantra.

Om Shanti Om."

Joel Gion (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)

"After spending a long and strange career as the legendary “Tambourine Man” for the Brian Jonestown Massacre, tambourinist/percussionist Joel Gion has emerged with his debut LP “Apple Bonkers”, an armload of his own music done his own way.

“With all the BJM members now living so spread out across the world, I found myself increasingly missing the album making process. This feeling of disconnect is what kick started me into exploring my own song writing process and turned out to be a hugely important piece of self discovery. No more time for my beloved laziness. So I made my own music with a with bunch of friends in the studio coming and going and having a great time creating. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised by this album. “

As might be expected, there are plenty of classic 1960s sounds, but the sonic pallette spans every decade since, colored with timeless touchstones of Joel's record collection - psychedelia, alt-country and mod/beat music, it's all there.

Co-produced by current BJM members Collin Hegna and Rob Campanella, “Apple Bonkers” also features contributions by Jonestown members Daniel Allaire and Matt Hollywood, along with former BJM members Jeffrey Davies and Miranda Lee Richards. Also along for the ride: Pete Holmstrom of The Dandy Warhols, Ryan Van Kriedt of the The Asteroid #4/Dead Skeletons and Jason “Plucky” Anchondo of the Warlocks/ Spindrift.

Much more than getting by with a little help from his friends, “Apple Bonkers” sees Gion leading the trip to a psychedelic land of honest-to-goodness rock and roll"

The Backhomes
(Victoria, BC)

Sister Blanche
(Victoria, BC)

Doors at 8pm
Tickets @ Lyle's Place & CAVITY Curiosity Shop
$12 adv.
$15 at the door


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The Backhomes

The Backhomes is the musical project of Kees Dekker and Aimee van Drimmelen. more info