Djin Aquarian with Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, Vyto B, Shah Jahan, Hands of Hydra | Hideout | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Djin Aquarian with Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, Vyto B, Shah Jahan, Hands of Hydra Soundboard Recommended Image

When: Fri., Aug. 14, 9 p.m. 2015

You can always count on Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) to shed some light on the finest pockets of historical psychedelia—and nabbing Djin Aquarian is quite a score indeed. First and foremost, Aquarian was a founding member of the Source Family collective/cult of the early 70s—like all group members he adopted "Aquarian" as a surname—and he was also a core member of the spiritual-psychedelic band Ya Ho Wha 13, which was fronted by the group’s charismatic follower Father Yod (he died in 1975 following a hang-gliding accident . . . not a terrible way to go for such a figure). The band continued on and experienced something of a revival with some Drag City reissues in the late aughts. For this gig, the current Syndicate lineup (Crimewave, Anjru Kettering, Dawn Aquarius, and Jose Bernal) will back Djin Aquarian on a set of songs from Golden Sunrise, his 1977 album with his band Fire, Water, Air. Djin will then back the Crimewave Syndicate for some of their songs, likely ending the set with a vintage trippy, orgiastic jam. The group plans to do some recordings and a short midwest tour.

Monica Kendrick

Price: $10, $18 two-day pass

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