Plenty of people go to see bands when they come through their town, but most people don’t think about everything that it takes to get those bands to their favorite club. Being on tour for a musician is both enlightening and daunting, as physically and mentally draining as it is stimulating. And no matter what, there are always stories to tell. In Tales From The Golden Road we let musicians tell their own stories of life on the road to get a behind-the-scenes, up-close look at what really goes down between each show.
Brooklyn outfit 79.5 have plenty to be excited about these days. Composed of “honeyed vocalists, street flautists, and psych guitarists”, the group are gearing up to release their new album Predictions on Big Crown Records. Their music is aimed at accomplishing two things: making you feel good and making you dance. It’s no surprise that they caught the attention of soul-psych group Chicano Batman, who have enlisted them to open their upcoming tour. The group are also collaborators and friends of Chicano Batman. We are excited to share their final dispatch from the road…
The last leg of the 79.5 tour opening for Chicano Batman was amazing. Philly-Chicago, and crossing international borders by hitting up Toronto in the middle. Such love from the crowds every night, our family hosts, and on the final night in Chicago, joining CB on stage for an epic shred storm.
Huge thank you to Chicano Batman, our soul brothers for their beautiful music, and having us on this incredible tour. It’s been such a magical journey. Thanks also to SadGirl who brought all their surf-psych love to the east coast, and for being rad tour mates!
Beautiful shot of Nya Parker Brown doing her thing, Boston. Sold out show, such fun times! Photo by Steve Benoit of Boston Concert Photography.
Nya, Adrienne, Piya & Kate backstage at the Sinclair in Boston. Sequin game strong. Photo by Frank Floyd.
The Adventure Time crew with our lovely host, Deb Lokay in Pittsburgh. Had the loveliest place to stay and fresh eggs in the morning from the Lokay’s chickens.
Final night performance 4/7 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. Strong crew, so much love in 79.5. This show was incredible. SadGirl, 79.5 and Chicano Batman felt all the love from the Windy City. photo by @leslitak3.
Beautiful Piya and Nya in Toronto. So lovely to play for our neighbors in the north! Photo by GroovyTunes.
Miss A on the bass, sinking into that pocket like the badass. Photo taken at the Velvet Underground, 4/4/17 Toronto, ON. Photo by Groovy Tunes.