Echoes, American Pink Floyd
April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| $40 – $45
Join Echoes, the American Pink Floyd, as their 10 musicians faithfully recreate this iconic album,note for note, sound for sound, and effect for effect, accompanied by a laser light show and video, much of which was the same used by Pink Floyd themselves when touring this album in the 1970’s.
Pink Floyd fans young and old will be immersed in a light and sound spectacular sure to wow the eyes and ears and tantalize the brain. You’d expect nothing less from Pink Floyd and is exactly what you’ll get from Echoes, the American Pink Floyd!
Angst. Greed. Alienation. Questioning one’s own sanity. Weird time signatures. Experimental sounds. In 1973, Pink Floyd was a somewhat known progressive rock band, but it was this, their ninth album, that catapulted them into world class rock-star status. “The Dark Side of the Moon” spent an astonishing 14 years on the “Billboard” album charts, and sold an estimated 45 million copies. It is a work of outstanding artistry, skill, and craftsmanship that is popular in its reach and experimental in its grasp.
Dark Side’s influence reached across several generations of musicians and spanned a wide range of genres. James Taylor nicked the idea of the cash register loop for his own song “Money Machine” in 1976, and Paul McCartney paid homage to it with the loop opening his Wings track “Silly Love Songs” also in 1976. Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Phish, The Austin Lounge Lizards, and scores of other musicians have found inspiration in the recording technology, lyrics, music, or all three. It also raised the
ambitions of Pink Floyd themselves, propelling them to create the ambitious and much praised double-album “The Wall.” Although prog-rock had sometimes been accused of ignoring the emotional aspects of rock music in favor of the cerebral, “Dark Side of the Moon” combined both brilliantly in an emotionally intense tour de force that continues to surprise and reward listeners.