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.