This Friday night, the Square Cat Vinyl in Fountain Square will be putting on a psychedelic experience part of a new monthly concert series. The series is called Magic Fountain, and will feature new musical acts each month, as well as a psychedelic light show and art on display. For January, those musical acts will be the Never Come Downs, and Hyper Tensions.
Never Come Downs
The Never Come Downs are a local Indianapolis band that formed in 2016. Still a relatively new band in the Indy scene, the Never Come Downs have played at venues like State Street Pub, The Melody Inn, and the White Rabbit Cabaret. Their Facebook profile page lists Never Come Downs as a “psychgaze” band, which is apparently a genre mash up between psychedelic and shoegaze music. Don’t ask me what shoegaze is. That’s what Google is for.
While they haven’t yet released their album, word on the web is that the Never Come Downs are working on their debut EP release. If it’s already dropped, be sure to keep an eye out for it at Magic Fountain.
Never Come Downs consists of Mike Contreras (vocals/guitar), Devin Kearns (guitar/vocals), Monique Valah (bass), and Chris Cockrill (drums). To find out more, you can visit them on Facebook.
Hyper Tensions are a psychedelic punk band from Evansville, Indiana. Due to their combination of genres, their music has somewhat of a surf rock vibe. Lots of reverb, some nice delay on the guitar, heavy bass, and simple drum beats. It’s pretty clear Hyper Tensions aren’t trying to recreate the wheel here. But they do sound like they’re having fun, which is a big plus in my book.
Hyper Tensions consists of Jared Snyder (bass, vocals), Ryan Dunn (guitar, vocals), Thomas Poole (drums), and Jerri Queen (keys). To give them a listen, you can go to their Bandcamp page. You can also find Hyper Tensions on Facebook.
Magic Fountain kicks off at 7:00 pm this Friday, January 19th. Five dollars will get you in the door. While you’re there, don’t forget to enjoy the light show by Magnetron and Double Negative Design, as well as the featured art by Matt Panfil.