Mystic Braves

S&S Presents

Mystic Braves

The Creation Factory, Season of the Witch

Tue, October 9, 2018

8:00 pm

Urban Lounge

Salt Lake City, UT

$13 ADV / $15 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mystic Braves
Mystic Braves
Mystic Braves might be rooted in the psychedelic scene of the 1960s, but the band’s moment is happening right now.


After an impressive 2016 North American tour boasting packed shows from Brooklyn to San Francisco and beyond, the band returned home to Los Angeles only to sell out their homecoming show at the Echo, in advance. It’s only the latest in a string of triumphs for the band, who saw record turnout around the USA and for their winter European 2016 tour with sell out shows in London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Leon (Purple Weekend) and several other European cities.


Based in Echo Park, the Braves — who are signed to influential indie label Lolipop Records — are at the forefront of a white-hot garage band revival, and when the band isn’t selling out shows across the country, they’re playing alongside legendary groups like The Zombies and Brian Jonestown Massacre or providing the soundtrack for can’t-miss fashion events like Saint Laurent Paris’ Spring-Summer 2015 collection. While the group — made up of Julian Ducatenzeiler on guitar and vocals, Tony Malacara on bass and vocals, Shane Stotsenberg on guitar and vocals, Cameron Gartung on drums and Ignacio Gonzalez on organ and tambourine — isn’t straying far from what Ducatenzeiler calls “a blend of influence and sound that is unprecedented in contemporary music”.


“We’ve always been a pop-structured psych band and we’re continuing along those lines,” Ducatenzeiler says. “But we’re trying some new things out as well. We’ve elevated the songwriting” Indeed, the group is experimenting with more exotic instruments and is building a library of new songs to show off its invigorating style not only in the studio but at a series of big-ticket festivals including Burgerama, Beach Goth, Desert Daze and the Austin Psych Fest.


It’s a long way from how the band began. “We had no idea when we started that we’d come as far as we have,” Ducatenzeiler says. “But from the moment we released our demos, people have really responded.”
The Creation Factory
The Creation Factory
The Creation Factory are an extension of Los Angeles' rich musical past. Formed by members Shane Stotsenberg (Bass/Vocals) & Iggy Gonzalez (Drums/Vocals) who are also main players in popular neo-psych pop act The Mystic Braves. The Creation Factory formed mainly as a recording project between Shane & Iggy, before they introduced a trio of other Los Angeles and Bay Area musicians to join the fold and take the project onto the road to play shows, the line-up also includes Organist Glenn Brigman and guitarists Neil Soiland & Gabriel Pacheco.
Season of the Witch
Season of the Witch
With roots in folk, blues, rock 'n' roll, as well as paganism and the occult, The Season Of The Witch navigate through a vast abundance of cultural musical stylings freely on psychedelic waters. The band is fronted by guitarian troubadour Dylan Roe, and supported by the angelic harmonies and percussion of Alex Colledge, and Kasandra Ryan, and the rhythm section of Dave 'Rico' Idan on the drums, and Arash Mafi playing bass guitar and organ. As diverse as the sounds and energies of our vast world, so is the music we create to interpret our experience of them. Our ideals, philosophy, and musical direction is that of beauty, consciousness, humanity, and truth, i.e. Psychedelia. Within the innocent, experimental, existential realm of Psychedelia, total integration of our musical, cultural, electric, acoustic, male, and female energies coexist in harmony. It is our goal to dwell in this innocence and experimentation of boundless imagination and creation, inevitably resulting in a sound totally unique and revolutionary. It is our celebration and remembrance of the height of the new Renaissance. As all the beauty of art echoes through us and time, we are compelled to inspire in order to be inspired. We pride ourselves on an organic sound, and our physical abilities to still create such tones and styles, a sense of lingering humanity in the midst of our digital world. 
We are the fallout of the American Dream, we are just before the storm, the Season of the Witch.
Venue Information:
Urban Lounge
241 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, UT, 84102
http://www.theurbanloungeslc.com/