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Flirting w/ Chemicals at Dogtown
June 29, 2019 : 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$3
Flirting with Chemicals $3, Floyd Virginia’s Neo-psychedelic dance band draws inspiration from many sacred sources including Velvet Underground, Neil Young, Yo La Tengo, Guided by Voices, The Byrds, Sparklehorse, Brian Eno and Bob Dylan. The song writing team of Barbara Gillespie and Jeff Liverman deliver haunting lyrics coupled with elegant melodies and rhythms. Stephen Wallace on keyboard, Rick Hall on bass and Ray Braley on drums join Jeff and Barb in FwC. Their skill and talent perfectly support the music and experience.
Flirting with Chemicals positions itself at a strange country crossroads. Hailing from a tiny but musically significant town in Virginia, Floyd, they have one foot in the Appalachian Mountains and the other in the gritty sounds of the city. In the other orientation, their sound is of today but ghosts from the past creep into their arrangements and compositions. Echos of Neil Young’s plaintive voice, Charlie Patton’s gravel road vocal and the hypnotic musings of Eno make their way into this strange, beautiful and highly intoxicating music.