Ty Segall and The Sleeper Band at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts 8/22/13. More photos here.
California-native and taco loving Ty Segall has been working non-stop with his musical side project Fuzz and touring America to promote his latest album Sleeper. He graced the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts stage with the Sleeper Band and performed an intimate acoustic set, much more mellow than what the garage rock king is known for.
Segall opened his set with the title track; with his slow strums setting a soft and lulling mood that remained for the majority of his set. He performed the majority of Sleeper tracks with the exciting addition of acoustic versions of older songs such as “Caesar,” and a radical rendition of “You’re the Doctor,” creating vast excitement and extreme dancing in the crowd.
Other show highlights include Segall’s remarkable drumming in “The Man Man,” the wild and rambunctious yelps during “The West,” and a pumped up version of “Queen Lullabye.”
The set ended with a wild roar as the audience jumped along to “Ghost” and then moshed to the fun and lively “Girlfriend,” dedicated to Ty’s girlfriend. The smallness of the venue, the lovely acoustic set, and the introspective lyrics created the perfect environment of a rare and dreamy experience which one doesn’t automatically associate Ty Segall with—But hey, I’m definitely not complaining.