Pierre Robert

Echoes, The American Pink Floyd at Underground Arts

July 2820238:00 am - 11:30 pm

Echoes (Pink Floyd tribute)

Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The Dark Side of The Moon

Live at Underground Arts on Friday, Jul 28, 2023

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!

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Echoes, a Pink Floyd tribute

A statement from the band:

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.

An engineering masterpiece, the album received a Grammy nomination for best engineered non-classical recording, based on beautifully captured instrumental tones and a warm, lush soundscape. Engineer Alan Parsons and Mixing Supervisor Chris Thomas, who had worked extensively with The Beatles (the LP was mastered by engineer Wally Traugott), introduced a level of sonic beauty and clarity to the album that propelled the music off of any sound system to become an all encompassing, immersive experience.

In his 1973 review, Lloyd Grossman wrote in Rolling Stone magazine that Pink Floyd’s members comprised preeminent techno-rockers: four musicians with a command of electronic instruments who wield an arsenal of sound effects with authority and finesse. The used their command to create a work that introduced several generations of listeners to art-rock and to elements of 1950s cool jazz. Some reharmonization of chords (as on Breathe) was inspired by Miles Davis, explained keyboardist Rick Wright.

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.

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 content, much of which was the same used by Pink Floyd themselves when touring this album in the 1970’s.

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