Mystic Braves

Mystic Braves

The Creation Factory, Hidden Levels, DJ Jacob Savage, Free LSD's Bad Trip

Wed, June 21, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

Las Vegas, NV

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Mystic Braves - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Mystic Braves
Mystic Braves’ might be rooted in the psychedelic scene of the 1960s, but the band’s moment is happening right now.

Based in Echo Park, Los Angeles—home of a white-hot garage band revival of which the Braves are at the forefront—this five-piece musical sensation started out as a hobby, but for the musicians involved has become much more.

When the band isn’t selling out shows across the state, playing alongside legendary bands like The Zombies or providing the soundtrack for can’t-miss fashion events like Saint Laurent Paris’ Spring-Summer 2015 collection, it’s holed up in an L.A. studio recording its third album and plotting a series of tours that will take its intoxicating brand of psych-pop across the country and the world.

And while the group—made up of Julian Ducatenzeiler on guitar and vocals, Tony Malacara on bass and vocals, Shane Stotsenberg on guitar and vocals, Cameron Gartung on drums and Ignacio Gonzalez on organ and tambourine—isn’t straying far from what Ducatenzeiler describes as a “a blend of influence and sound that is unprecedented in contemporary music,” there are certainly some changes afoot.

“These new songs are along the same lines as what we’ve been doing, but we’ve elevated the songwriting,” Ducatenzeiler says. “We’ve always been a pop-structured psych band and we’re continuing along those lines, but we’re trying some new things out as well.”

Indeed, the group is experimenting with more exotic instruments on
this album such as a Mellotron keyboard, sitar, etc., and is building a library of new songs to show off its invigorating style not only in the studio but at a series of big-ticket festivals including Burgerama, Desert Days and the Austin Psych Fest as well as a can’t-miss Saturday night show at the legendary West Hollywood rock club The Troubadour on June 13.

It’s quite a long way from how the group began. “We had no idea when we started that we’d come as far as we have,” Ducatenzeiler says. “But from the moment we put our demos online, people were responding to them.”

It was the song “Trippin’ Like I Do”—and the charmingly beachy video that accompanied it—released in 2013, that first got the band noticed.

It also didn’t hurt that the Echo Park studio the band used would become home to the influential indie label Lolipop Records. Mystic Braves were the first band recorded at Lolipop, and out of this collaboration, a psych pop revival was created.

Since those early days, Mystic Braves have gone on to release two full-length records—both recorded at Lolipop—and a single and have played extensively to ever-increasing crowds in Southern California and beyond. And that goodwill their first songs garnered has never gone away.

“That was a good sign that this was all going somewhere,”

Ducatenzeiler says, “And that playing in this band is definitely what we need to be doing.”
The Creation Factory - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Creation Factory
The Creation Factory founded by Shane Stots of The Mystic Braves out of Los Angeles, Ca.

The Sounds of Acid Garage & Psychedelic-Pop (Lolipop Records).
Hidden Levels - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Hidden Levels
The desert sun at mid-day in the apex of summer, cartridge based video games, lighting fires on trash can lids at the center of a cul-de-sac.
DJ Jacob Savage - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
DJ Jacob Savage
Jacob spins records. You dance.
Venue Information:
Bunkhouse
124 South 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89101