Written by on March 24, 2011 in Gigs / Tours / Events, News To Shout About! - Comments Off on ELECTRIC SHEPHERD – Trip The Light

     Spring Psychedelic Fling: SF’s ELECTRIC SHEPHERD

                                                                                            Trip The Light Fantastic — At The Blvd. In L.A.Saturday, 3/26 


Electric Shepherd CD Cover Art


           (L.A. BY WAY OF SF) – With all the disasters happening around the world and economic struggles here in the U.S., it’s no wonder people are longing for the more innocent, peace-and-love-filled times of the past. Especially when it comes to music!  

          Trip back in time with the psychedelic-flavored rock stylings of Electric Shepherd, when the SF-based band plays The Blvd., 2631 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, this Saturday, March 26 at 10 p.m. $6. (323) 261-3090; www.theblvdcafeandbar.com.

           Some of the most memorable rock music ever came out of the much-loved psychedelic rock era of the ’60’s, circa San Francisco; bands such as the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service,  Hot Tuna, Big Brother & The Holding Company, The Jefferson Airplane, and others mesmerized the music world with their melodic, hypnotic brand of what would later become known as ‘Trance-Rock.” Indeed, their music is still as popular today as it was some four decades ago – if not more so.


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            Bearing that same musical torch today in the City By The Bay are the Electric Shepherd. Seamlessly blending the best elements of psychedelic, blues, and trance – in addition to a hearty dose of indie-rock – this young threesome also have a strong elements of the Doors,  Blue Cheer, Cream, and Pink Floyd in their sound, heard to fine effect on such future classics as “ChemTrails”  (which clocks in at 7:40), “Mildred Harris” (6:53), “Down the River” (6:09) and “The Misled Herd” (10:48). The music of Electric Shepherd is like a fine wine – made to be ingested slowly, not rushed, that grows on you more with each listen. Warm and melodic, yet occasionally haunting and intense. Instrumental numbers that utilize their jam-based skills. Along with bands such as Sleepy Sun, Wooden Shjips, The Gris Gris, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Ty Segall, Electric Shepherd are at the fore of this re-born, distinctly SF sound.   

           “Very authentic both in sound and style…8 (out of 10!),” muses METALLIVILLE. ROCKWIRED RADIO raves, “harboring an array of unique aesthetics painted into the jowels of modern confusion, Electric Shepherd masks the gaps between old and new, forgotten and undiscovered, with the hopes of destroying past lives and diverging from new ones; a forcible means to an end.” CASHBOX concurs: “The vibes on this CD will make your freak flag fly and then some…I can tell you this… If Jim Morrison were alive, I’m sure he would approve.”

          Electric Shepherd (Mark Nelsen, guitars-vocals; Tommy Anderson, bass; Sonny Pearce, drums – was selected an “Amoeba Homegrown Artist of the Month” this past January by the influential San Francisco/Berkeley-based record store. The Deli Magazine in San Francisco also chose Electric Shepherd as a “Top 50 Bay Area Psychedelic Rock Act” in their recent poll. 

         Herd yourself through vibrant landscapes and forgotten passions with Electric Shepherd’s self-titled debut album (available on I-Tunes).




      March 26 (Sat.)           RADIOBUZZD-FM/Interview                   Los Angeles   

      March 26 (Sat.)           ERROR-FM/Interview                          Los Angeles

      March 26 (Sat.)           THE BLVD.                                           Los Angeles 

      April 7 (Thurs.)            BOTTOM OF THE HILL                       San Francisco  

      May 11 (Wed.)           THE UPTOWN                                      San Francisco                       

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