Kylesa’s new record label, Retro Futurist, held their first ever showcase on opening night of the Savannah Stopover, featuring Darkentries, Burnt Books, Irata, and, of course, Kylesa themselves. I missed Darkentries, but hope to catch them soon, and Burnt Books, who I’ve seen a couple times and are really solid live. I caught part of Irata‘s set and was pretty impressed, and they were a highlight of the whole festival for a couple friends who saw the whole set. I’d love to see them again.
Kylesa closed the night out with another great set of their signature heavy/prog/sludge/rock/metal. It truly is hard to put them neatly into any single genre anymore, to their credit.
A couple miscellaneous Kylesa/Retro Futurist related notes:
Kylesa is playing Graveface Fest 2 Saturday, and the lineup for that show at the Dollhouse is awesome.
Darkentries new release is coming up quickly.
Retro Futurist is also releasing the debut full length from Lazer/Wulf in May. The Atlanta trio may be the tightest band I’ve seen in the the past couple years and I’m really looking forward to The Beast of Left and Right. And…oh yeah, Lady GaGa came to see their set at SXSW!?!? Really, I’m not sure what to make of that.
Speaking of South By, Kylesa’s own Laura Pleasants was inside the Mohawk when the vehicle plowed through two blocks of concertgoers outside the venue, killing 3 people, and injuring about 2 dozen more. Horrible.
Kylesa also announced an upcoming tour of SE Asia.
Bill and I both shot some photos of their Stopover performance. Here’s a couple, with more after the jump.