Post Animal’s Show Was Still the Strangest Thing in New York

Before you ask, Stranger Things actor Joe was a no show.

As we found out soon after Stranger Things took hold of the nation, Joe Keery, the high-haired heartthrob who plays Steve Harrington, was in an awesome psych band.

Chicago-based band Post Animal is now sans Keery, but in all honesty, they don’t need the notoriety of the Netflix hit to show the world they’re a great band.

On June 1, they headlined a night of wild psych rock. The popular Brooklyn venue Baby’s All Right booked the best of the best currently hitting this trippy music scene. From opener Field Trip through Nashville’s Faux Ferocious and NYC’s very own Acid Dad, the night felt like a wonderfully strange LSD trip from start to finish.

Field Trip stayed true to their self-proclaimed “void pop” genre by mixing equal doses of beachy California and gritty New York influences in their psych sound. Faux Ferocious hypnotizing hits held the audience in a trance. And Acid Dad channelled Iggy Pop at his rawest and most experimental, serving up psychedelicized Stooges grooves.

Once the audience was sufficiently lost in a haze, Post Animal took the stage and immediately had complete control of everyone’s attention. Each member of the group unapologetically grooved out in their own musical world. The reverberated strums of the guitar, lasting rolls of the drums and illustrious vocals provided the ultimate psychedelic experience. The crowd’s heads bobbed along with eyes shut tight and hands rhythmically swaying in the air.

The music brought us to a different kind of upside down world that night.

Eleven would’ve totally ditched the Eggos to be there.