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New lineup and new songs from King Black Acid

King Black Acid at Holocene, Portland OR 8/15/2019

Portland psych-rock outfit King Black Acid has gone through many forms over the past 20+ years. Daniel Riddle has remained at the band’s core since its formation in the early 90s, and continues to be the band’s driving artistic force. Last Thursday, August 15th, KBA took to the stage at Holocene in Portland OR for their first show in a year, debuting both a new lineup and new material. According to Daniel:

“This is our first show out with a whole new set. We’ve moved Gabby up from backing vocals and acoustic guitar to singing co-lead vocals and electric guitar. When both keyboard players left we took it as a great opportunity to reshape our sound. Our sound went from slower to mid-tempo spacey mood pieces to up-tempo guitar heavy psych-pop bubble grunge. Every few years this collective reimagines it’s sound and show anyhow, so this show will usher in a radical new direction.”

Daniel Riddle, King Black Acid

POW was there to capture the Holocene performance. Check out one of the new tunes below, and view the full photo gallery after the jump.

View the photo gallery from the King Black Acid/Dream Wulf/Gabby Holt Holocene show below:

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All photo/video by Kurt Johnson for POW Magazine.

I am an entertainment, show, band, concert and festival photographer experienced in shooting events of all sizes and genres. I am located in Portland, Oregon and am retired and no longer do any shooting or writing on a commercial basis. I am a contributing writer and photographer for POW Magazine. My past photo-journalism experiences since 2003 have been with a number of local Portland and Seattle entertainment magazines. These include Portland's Positively Entertainment and Dining Magazine, the Portland Music Review, the Cascade Blues Association Blues Notes Magazine, Northwest Karaoke and Live Music Review Magazine, and with the independent blues label, Delta Groove Productions in Los Angeles (9 yrs). For three years (2016-2019), I was a a writer/photographer for the ezine in New York. I also send occasional Karaoke feature articles to KaraokeScene magazine in Los Angeles. In addition, I publish my own Karaoke blog, West Coast Karaoke Review on Facebook where I write and photograph feature articles on regional Karaoke bars. I got my start shooting and publishing articles while in the Navy on my final ship the U.S.S. Halyburton, FFG-40, where one of my assigned duties was as the ship’s Public Affairs Officer. This included submitting articles to local Charleston, SC newspapers along with the U.S. Naval Base Bowhook newspaper for two years until 1991. My goal with joining POW Magazine is two-fold, one, to shoot in as many new venues, events and festivals that I haven’t visited before and two, to hopefully benefit the bands that I cover and help them by providing strong photographic, journalistic and video coverage of their shows. POW Magazine’s Founder Dennis Gonzalez and POW's Editor Sheena Moore have trained me in video and photo editing skills along with article construction on Wordpress in a Photo Assistant capacity. I also have been assigned in the temporary capacity as Acting Editor while Sheena was on vacation. and remain available for that function as needed. This includes creating and posting content to Youtube, editing videos, editing photos and arranging show access. I feel fortunate to be provided the opportunity to expand my media horizon and be a member of the POW Magazine Team!!