Black Time Sinks California

Black Time at Goner Fest, photo by <a href=
Black Time at Goner Fest, photo by Canderson
posted Saturday Oct 17th, 2009

Black Time crashed upon the shores of the Western United States this past week for a short tour through the end of October. They are playing this weekend in the geographically doomed state of California. Tonight, they play the Fuzzplex in Oakland with The Mantles, Shannon and the Clams, Larry & The Angriest Generation and Glitter Wizard, and then play Sunday in Davis on the KDVS Radio Show live, on Art For Spastics with the Slippery Slopes.

Black Time, the English gaggle of miscreants known for their fuzz-scuffed waltzes of gutter hyperbole, unleashed their coagulation of post-punk angular yowl with an underlining root of 60s garbage rock with their debut album Blackout in 2004 on Concrete Life and then again repressed in CD format on In In The Red Records. Now with three albums on In The Red, the latest, Double Negative embeds them deeper in the soil of the modern landscape of underground music, and does so with songs that clamor around in your mind like a pill-induced tornado.

As their recordings indicate, these guys and gal rip it up live with a committed intensity that will force you to over-drink in a confusing state of combined terror and bliss. Often pummeling through tune after tune without coming up for oxygen, Black Time put on a mesmerizing set that cannot be missed and one that's pretty hard to follow. Thankfully tonight they headline, but get to the Fuzzplex early, as the support bands shouldn't be missed as well.

Next week they will be playing at Budget Rock 8 Fest in San Fransisco and they'll be back in Oakland for a Halloween Party with Nobunny at the Stork Club, don't miss them!

Check Out Black Time on tour:

Oct 17 2009 at Fuzzplex in Oakland, California w/ Shannon & The Clams + Larry & The Angriest Generation + The Mantles + Glitter Wizard
Oct 19 2009 Live on Art for Spastics, KDVS in Davis, California w/ Slippery Slopes
Oct 21 2009 at the Funhouse in Seattle w/ Prison + Mosquito Bandito
Oct 22 2009 at Slabtown in Portland, Oregon w/ The Bugs + Cafeteria Dance Fever + The Manbones
Oct 23 2009 at Budget Rock 8! in San Francisco w/ Necessary Evils + Golden Boys + Primitivas + Wounded Lion
Oct 24 2009 Live on KFJC Los Altos, California
Oct 26 2009 at Munoz Gym in Bakersfield, California w/ Contaminators + Neon Maniacs
Oct 27 2009 at Unity Church Long Beach, California w/ Audacity + Neon Maniacs + Cat Party + That’s Incredible
Oct 28 2009 at Burro Rayado in Tijuana, Baja California w/ San Pedro El Cortez + Los Sweepers + El Monstro
Oct 29 2009 at The Kensington Club in San Diego
Oct 30 2009 at Five Star Bar in Los Angeles w/ Cheap Time + Le Face + Audacity
Oct 31 2009 Halloween Party at the Stork Club in Oakland w/ Nobunny + Shannon & the Clams + East Bay Grease + Tuetonics