Prepare yourself for some heady tunes from psychedelic heavy hitters like Sylmar, SolEcho, and Denver act, Moonlight Bloom at the Octave on May 18th. The groups will be contributing to a truly trippy night that you won’t wanna miss.
The Cincy-based stoner-jazz-rock ensemble was formed in 2016 by frontman Brian McCullough, bassist Chase Watkins, CJ Eliasen on drums, and guitarists Luke Glaser and Dan Sutter. They garnered a lot of attention in the local scene after the release of their debut LP to a sold-out Woodward Theatre in July 2017. They were nominated for the Best Indie/Alternative category in the 2017 Cincinnati Music Awards. Brian’s passionate vocals blend with entrancing guitar melodies to really set Sylmar apart. With a sound that’s energetic and borderline psychedelic, it’s pretty much impossible to stand still during their concerts. This is a band you won’t regret seeing.
SolEcho is a hometown psychedelic, jam band with reggae-funk influence from Cincinnati. Made up of Jacob Levy on guitar, Robby Buchsbaum on keys, Alex Vu on drums, Dugan Warmouth on guitars/vocals/bass and Sean Kelley on bass/rhythm guitar/vocals, the band build a layered sound of arpeggiating, clean guitar notes, hard-hitting notes and a rhythm guitar that lifts you.
Moonlight Bloom is psychedelic rock trio based out of Denver, Colorado. The group draws inspiration from 60s and 70s rock, the golden age of the psychedelic sound, but also cite widely different acts, like Radiohead and Miles Davis, among their muses. The group creates their songs on steady basslines, adding guitar slow guitar and eventually build to a rich, textured and improvisational sound.
With so much going on, you’re not going to want to miss out on this one of a kind night. Three bands, a wide variety of influences but just enough jam to give to keep you dancing the night away.