Holy Wave

Speakeasy Presents...

Holy Wave

Ancient River, Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks, Small Reactions

Wed · June 13, 2018

9:00 pm


$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Holy Wave
Holy Wave
Originally formed in El Paso, Texas, Holy Wave carefully combines fluid forms of sacred surf
sounds, droning riffs, and group vocals that haunt and harmonize in equal measure. The band
made the move to Austin and released Knife Hits, The Evil Has Landed, and Evil Hits, a
compilation featuring select tracks from the band’s prior output, and the band’s first release
on The Reverberation Appreciation Society. The band’s second LP, Relax, was released in
2014 and saw the band expanding both their sound and their membership, recording for the
first time as a five-piece. The band followed up Relax with Evil Hits Part II, a collection of B-
sides and demos, released as a limited edition 10″ EP.
Holy Wave return with their 3rd studio LP, Freaks Of Nurture, to be released via The
Reverberation Appreciation Society on March 11, 2016. Recorded at Cacophony Recorders in
Austin, TX by Erik Wofford (Explosions In The Sky, The Black Angels, My Morning Jacket).
Holy Wave has toured extensively around the states and internationally, including support for
GOAT and Psychic Ills,  and festival appearances at SXSW, CMJ, Incubate, and every year at
LEVITATION (formerly Austin Psych Fest) since 2011, including the upcoming 2016 edition.
“They’ve got the far-off, dreamy vocal wash of the shoegazers, but their guitars and hooks are
anything but subtle, invoking the tone of early Kinks or Nuggets acts on ‘Psychological Thriller’.”
– Pitchfork
“There’s a touch of melancholy lurking under all the sepia-drenched warmth, but make no
mistake–this is asleep-in- the-sunlight bliss.” – Under the Radar
“It’s a garage-rock lover’s garage-rock album, unabashedly embracing of Zombies-like slacker
psalms and clunky guitar manipulations.” – Paste
Ancient River
Ancient River
Ancient River which is comprised of guitarists/vocalist/brainchild James Barreto and drummer Alexis Cordova. The two have an expansive dreamy rock'n roll sound that has lead to appearance at -- Austin Psych Fest [Levitation] (2010 & 2012), Desert Stars Festival (2016), Milwaukee Psych Festival (2015 & 2017) Reverence Festival Portugal (2015 Europe), Psychedelic Revolution Festival France (2015 Europe), Psycho De Mayo Los Angeles (2014), Desert Stars Festival Pre-Party (2014) and Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (2012 UK), Columbus Psych Fest (2017)

It all began in 2000, as James Barreto was making frequent trips to Gainesville, Florida to play with The Ohm, his instrumental psychedelic band which thrived on instant creation and a home grown DIY ethic. Over the next few years he began recording local bands, producing several albums while creating music for local independent films. It was out of this period of musical exploration that Ancient River was born. Barreto’s house soon grew into a fully-fledged home studio/rehearsal space, where like-minded musicians could be found tirelessly sharpening their wide range of sounds, encapsulating everything from noisy shoegaze to psychedelia to classic Americana.
Locked away in the pursuit of his sonic vision, it wasn’t long before James earned himself a reputation as a musical hermit. With the addition of bassist/drummer Alex Cordova in 2011, Ancient River encamped into James’s home studio and after recording multiple albums filled with the sounds of timeless American fuzz rock and reverb-soaked garage-psych grooves, they hit the road in 2012 and have never looked back!

Not only touring in the USA during 2012, James also set up a studio in London and was living and flying between the two countries for 4 years. There he recorded new music and set up tours for the USA with Summer Moon & Co. which lead to 2014 and 2015 having huge momentum touring twice a year, each for 4 months long, including a European and UK tour.

Now based out of Austin, Texas Ancient River are headed out on a whirlwind two and a half month, 58-stop tour across the country in the Summer, bring a new live show with enormous sounds and visuals.
Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks
Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks
Small Reactions
Small Reactions
Post-Punk/Pop band from Atlanta, GA.
Venue Information:
529 Flat Shoals Ave
Atlanta, GA, 30316