Synthesis Band You’ve Never Heard of… OF THE DAY!!!!1!- Strix Vega

After playing a sub-par show last night with my new act (*cough*clickhere*cough*), I was unloading our gear when I saw Strix Vega setting up for their set. What struck me wasn’t the 2 keyboards, 3 billion fx pedals or the 3 guitars for the trio, it was the giant 3 foot gong suspended upon a bass rig via a keyboard stand. I quickly changed my plans from going to bed to checking out the group.

Defined as soul (on their myspace page), I got a very prog, almost Pink Floyd vibe from them. Each member was proficient on their instruments, and their bassist [Andy Powell] pretty much owned. Cummon, when was the last time you saw a guy rip on a 4 string then play keys/ gong at the same time?  Their set was entertaining from start to finish, which is something I can’t say about most bands I see.  If I wasn’t a dirtbag or poor, I would have picked up their CD for sure.

Strix Vega

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One Response to Synthesis Band You’ve Never Heard of… OF THE DAY!!!!1!- Strix Vega

  1. Monica June 15, 2008 at 8:16 pm #

    Ahh, I’m jealous I missed this Strix Vega show. If I didn’t already have plans of my own to get out of town (Strix Vega’s hometown over in Humboldt), I would have guilted them into letting me take up a seat in their truck for the ride to Chico.

    Looks like my boys didn’t disappoint though. And while they’re working diligently on their new recording, I totally recommend grabbing Drunken Sky if you get a chance. It’s beyond excellent.

    ~Monica~
    SV’s friend who came across your blog via Google search

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