Tour de Force

DANAVA: RETRO PSYCH/PROG ROCK DONE RIGHT

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I’ve been a fan of Portland’s Danava for some time now…..the band fuses heavy rawk riffage, ripping guitar solos, tripped-out keyboard mayhem, thumping boogie-stomp grooves and more together into an amalgam of awesome.  Bringing a new sensibility to yesteryear’s sounds in spades, Danava’s new Kemado Records album Hemisphere of Shadows is a scorcher that knows when to wail and when to lay back, with guitarmonies, fuzz and moogs aplenty.  Think Hawkwind, Thin Lizzy, Zeppelin, Deep Purple……..but don’t think, just rock out.

The band has old stuff on its TheirSpace page, and a few new tracks can be found on MeTube:

The band is currently on the road; remaining tour dates (with Thrones) after the jump.

Oct 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Oct 27 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron (with the amazing Caltrop from NC, I’ll be there for this one)
Oct 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Oct 29 – Somerville, MA @ PA’s Lounge
Oct 30 – Providence, RI @ Machines with Magnets
Oct 31 – Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
Nov 1 – Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi
Nov 2 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Nov 3 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House
Nov 4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vollrath
Nov 5 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Nov 7 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Nov 8 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Nov 9 – Denver, CO @ The Hi Dive
Nov 12 – Seattle, WA @ Comet Tavern

-KW

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