"Sister Ray" - Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band (with William Tyler and Jared Samuel), Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY, October 27, 2013
Just got back from a week’s worth of traveling, so things have slowed down here, but I”m back with a treat-and-a-half for you. Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band is a Brooklyn supergroup of sorts, featuring Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), Ryan Sawyer (Lone Wolf and Cub), Josh Werner (Lee Scratch Perry and CocoRosie) and Alex Holden (Big Numbers). On the eve of the mighty Lou Reed’s ascension to the heavens last fall, the group became even more super as William Tyler on guitar (solo, Lambchop, Silver Jews) and Jared Samuel on keys (Invisible Familiars, Cibo Matto) joined the group for a hell-raising cover of “Sister Ray.” It is glorious.
As the radical poster above (created by Alex Holden) shows, HWBMB is hitting the road for a brief tour this spring — if you’re in any of those cities, you should be attending! The rest of us can enjoy their extremely great EP, which came out last year.