This Saturday, March 8th Brooklyn based rockers with Michigan ties Not Blood, Paint will take the stage at Radio Buswhick with full creative control. If you're one of the initiated, then you know this means something special. If not get ready to make the trek just-off the Jefferson L stop to drink the Kool-Aid and join the party. Part spectacle, quasi-vaudeville, semi-spirtual and chock full of talent, these guys have become masters of harnessing their own breed of magic in their music and live shows.
There's plenty of videos and tracks online to familiarize yourself with NBP's genre hopping, avant-art rock epics. Since 'Time to Deliver' has been available, we've been invited ever deeper into this creative vastness. From the start, "Heartbeat" carries you through an operatic roller-coaster ride of a song with a swinging pendulum rhythm that eventually reaches the throat. The final (and title) track "Time to Deliver", carries the same pivot and roll stylistic techniques those familiar with the group have almost begun to expect. The payoffs come in an angelic-like ascension ever higher into a dreamy infinite world that seems like it may never end... that is, until the final lyric "Time to Deliver" ends the 5 track release, bringing you quickly back to reality.
If you're into their brand of a-typical neo-prog-beyond classification style of music, then the live show is where you'll see Not Blood Paint be truly omnipresent. The "New Suit Methodology" they bring with them to every show is truly something to behold, and is often talked about after the final curtain call. And since this is their first "90 minute to 2 hours set," who knows what they have in store. Not to mention: Monogold and Miniboone are the opening acts and worth the ten dollar admission on their own. See you there! - Joey Fish @Squidterm