107.7 The Fox and Saint Simons Music welcome The Mystery Lights to Rafters for a night of psychedelic garage rock.
Wednesday, March 6th.
9p - Ford Natirboff
10p- The Mystery Lights
NO TICKET REQUIRED. Come in. Rock out.
It's an early show, so don't be late! 315 Mallery St., Saint Simons Island.
Mike Brandon and L.A. Solano have been in many different versions of THE MYSTERY LIGHTS under assorted monikers since their teens. In a heroic jump from the small town of Salinas, California to NYC, the band solidified its lineup to now include Alex Amini on bass, and Zach Butler on drums.
The explosive live shows gradually became the stuff of legend, as the quintet won their following one fan at a time in dives from Brooklyn to the Bowery. Organically unfolding over the nights months and years, the Lights’ sound has evolved into a fuzz-fueled hopped-up 21st Century take on 60s garage pebbles, and artful 70s punk, that is all their own.
When Daptone Records launched their Wick Records rock imprint, they wasted no time approaching The Mystery Lights as their inaugural act. Hot on the heels of the “Too Many Girls”/”Too Tough To Bear” single, Wick officially released The Mystery Lights’ debut LP, recorded at Daptone Records’ House of Soul studio, on June 24, 2016, and they’ve been on the road touring nonstop since.
Music aficionados in Savannah and environs know FORD NATIRBOFF as drummer and multi-instrumentalist for mid-century pop-revivalists The Hypnotics. Ford is now performing as a solo artist and has released his debut album 'Keep On Dreaming' via fordnatirboff.bandcamp.com.
Recorded to Tascam cassette 4-track, sometimes via cell phone voice memos, 'Keep On Dreaming' is largely a one man tour de force. There are, however, contributions from a chainsaw wielding neighbor, and occasional guests like The Train Wrecks Jason Bible on pedal steel. With touches of 1960's baroque pop, and a neo-garage aesthetic, 'Keep On Dreaming' is reminiscent of the experimental Syd Barrett led Pink Floyd, the DIY immediacy of Ty Segall's recent work, and whimsical lyricism likened to Village Green era Ray Davies and Penny Lane McCartney.