Friday, May 8 @ 8:30 pm, Levitation Tent
Indian Jewelry is a band from the Houston, Texas underground, founded by Erika Thrasher and Tex Kerschen in 2002.
“The most mind-controlling band I ever saw was Indian Jewelry. During a set at the Echo four or five or six years ago, they found some top-secret dial on the back of their synthesizer and slowly started turning up the insanity, pounding away at the same unrelenting riff until a roomful of people was twitching and frothing at the mouth. So you could say I’ve got high hopes for this appearance at Part Time Punks’ anniversary show. These weaponsgrade Texan psychedelicists match truly primitive electronics, rhythms like Konono N°1, bleeps and wooshes from some kind of Soviet radar system, etc., to unending slo-mo distorto guitar that fills the room like boiling oil and ghost vocals from the other side. Like all Indian Jewelry releases, new album Peel It demands your total commitment. So hear … and obey.” Chris Ziegler, LA Weekly
“Indian Jewelry stand at a kind of musical crossroads where the gloriously dark moments of rock n’roll’s past hang side by side with clunky rave synths and a droned-out attitude.” Paul Hanford, Dazed & Confused.
“the Barry White of lizard brain chakra fucking.” Dan Collins, LA Record
“a growling, prowling, synthetic powwow stomp, glamorous in every sense of the word, but you won’t need a sage or a sigil to figure it out. This is tantric, orgasmic, blood-warming, bone-rattling music, and I’d give my firstborn to join their cult.” Liz Armstrong, Chicago Reader
Indian Jewelry’s most recent album, Peel It, was released in late 2012 via the Reverberation Appreciation Society. The band has also released music with We Are Free, Tigerbeat 6, Skinny Wolves, Deleted Art, Monitor Records, Dull Knife, Gold Standard Laboratories, and their own Girlgang Records.
Indian Jewelry has toured with Tusco Terror, Leslie Keffer, Psychic Ills, Clipd Beaks, Lightning Bolt, Prince Rama, Health, !!!, and Holy Fuck.
Indian Jewelry has played most festivals of note in the United States.
Indian Jewelry has been written about in nearly every discerning music magazine worldwide.
This is glam fallout. This is free boogie. A star giving birth to a rat. A rat giving birth to a rainbow.