Tour: Lectures

March 16th, 2012

Austin Convention Center - Room 12AB

500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, Texas

WHAT: Blood Music Sex Magick panel discussion with Andrew W.K.

WHEN: Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 3:30pm

WHERE: Austin Convention Center Room 12AB

Rock musicians have been denounced for the apparently "magickal" impact they have on audience, often reciting lyrics replete with mystical references and officiating over public rites that can appear downright sorcerous to outsiders. Is this all merely theater? Voodoo rhythms shaped New Orleans R&B and rock 'n' roll while the trance-inducing drones psychedelia borrowed from India, as well as the immersive multi-media rituals are now practiced as concert spectacle by everyone from U2 to the Black Eyed Peas. Examine the occult philosophies that found their way into the lyrics of Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Ozzy Osbourne, King Crimson, Tool, and others, along with the collaborations between various rock stars and prominent magicians like Kenneth Anger and Harry Smith.