When: Sat., Oct. 29, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 2016
The tastemakers and trendsetters of K23 Gallery are waking the dead this Halloween weekend with their devious Trip or Treat showcase. Christian Bland and the Revelators usher in the dark night with brooding beats and demonic drones. The group started as an independent project of the Black Angels’ guitarist, Christian Bland, a prolific shoegazer who founded Levitation (formerly known as Austin Psych Fest) alongside the aptly named Reverberation Appreciation Society. Drenched with obscured vocals and heavy guitar riffs, Christian Bland summons supernatural vibrations in ominous tracks like “Black Crayon.” Drifting through the air like the wispy smoke of a burning cigarette, the song feels like a midnight drive through a sinister dreamscape. The synthy savants of Verisimilitude keep it real with Christian Bland at K23, the hotbed for live and local music in Beacon Hill.