First night back from New York, the Black Angels headlined the Detroit Bar, with opening act Sleepy Sun. The show was stonerrhiphic, as well as sold out, and even though we were not asked to perform, Shugga Bear made an appearance.
Sleepy Sun is a band that fits well on the stage at Detroit Bar. Their sound does not overwhelm the audience, and the singer seems very comfortable with a setting of this size. The only drawback to their performance was the lack of their female singer, who was not in attendance on this night. Being my first time seeing them, i enjoyed the set and felt they matched their albums recordings well.
Third time seeing the Black Angels. As much as i love this band, the Detroit Bar was not their best venue to play. The sound they produce needs a room larger than this, space to breathe and move the crowd they are putting a spell on. It was intimate to see them so close up, but i would sacrifice that for a theatre with more capacity, one that allows the viewer to be comfortable with echoing chords and trance-like rhythms.