Black Pussy, Ape Machine & Biblical Proof Of UFOs Perform At Los Globos

By Andrew Bansal

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August 23rd 2015, Los Globos, Los Angeles CA: Portland, Oregon psychedelic/stoner rock group Black Pussy released their new EP ‘Where The Eagle Flies’ this month, and to coincide with the release, embarked upon a month-long US headline tour with fellow Portland stoner rock band Ape Machine. In the first week of the run, they arrived in Los Angeles for a gig at Los Globos, along with local openers Biblical Proof Of UFOs. Black Pussy have garnered mainstream media attention for all the wrong reasons, mainly their name, but for fans of the genre, the band’s music has done the talking, and they were here to show just that.

Biblical Proof Of UFOs
Biblical Proof Of UFOs

Biblical Proof Of UFOs started proceedings with a trippy 30-minute set that justified the attractiveness of their name. From the moment they stepped on stage, the trio was in the zone, and succeeded in creating the same effect on members of the audience. Their cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘How Many More Times’ was excellent as well. Currently based in Los Angeles but boasting of musicians hailing from Cleveland and Germany, Biblical Proof Of UFOs certainly carry a quality to their musicianship and live performance that can only be experienced and not explained. This band has been around for a number of years, but it’s not too late to discover them as they show no signs of stopping. Stoner/psychedelic fans must give them a listen.

Ape Machine
Ape Machine

Next up, Ape Machine took the stage for a lively set of heavy vintage stoner jams, with a touch of boogie, as evident from the singer’s movements all over the stage. The crowd here was small in numbers but definitely appreciative of the efforts put in by the band and even though it seemed like most if not all attendees were unfamiliar with them, Ape Machine held everyone’s attention for the entirety of the set. Yet another worthwhile band from the bottomless musical reservoir or Portland, Oregon.

Black Pussy
Black Pussy

And lastly, Black Pussy brought their brand of psychedelic stoner rock, standing out on this bill, and amongst other bands in the genre for that matter, because of their decidedly more laid-back vibe, usage of organs/synth and poppy elements punctuating the classic stoner riffs. This band is so easily enjoyable, has been releasing music and performing live for at least four years, and it is a surprise to note that they aren’t more popular. The notoreity surrounding their name is beyond ridiculous, and all that needs to be said to that is, put your PC oversensibilities aside and go see this band.

There is no such thing as a bad Portland-based band as every band from that town is compellingly amazing by default. Through this gig, Black Pussy and Ape Machine did their bit in re-establishing the truth in that statement. If this tour is visiting a venue near you, attend it and bask in righteous stoner/psych rock.

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