Tame Impala – Critic’s Pick

Tame Impala's Kevin Parker
Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker

Tame Impala
8:00 p.m. October 8
The Pageant
w/ White Denim

Tame Impala is the recording project of Australian dream pop super-genius Kevin Parker. Known for his work with Pond and Melody’s Echo Chamber, Parker embraces his deeper psychedelic side when constructing Tame Impala songs. With critically acclaimed releases like Innerspeaker and last year’s Lonerism (Modular Records), Parker has been exploring new territory. His new, heavier sound lands somewhere between the Flaming Lips and later era Beatles, including spacey laser zaps, thick harmonies and chugging blues riffs. On Tame Impala’s breakthrough album, Lonerism, each song bleeds into the next and between layers of trippy atmospherics and interludes of clean, bright vocals. Parker also squeezes in bursts of shimmering blissed-out pop, producing mind-expanding extended grooves.

— By Jaime Lees

Price: $25-$30

– link: Riverfront Times