CVLT Nation Captures: Desertfest 2015 Day Three
Photos by Gemma Shaw aka Gloomy Lights Photography
Text by Luke Bolton
After three days of liver and lung abuse, my feet are sore and my body is broken. I leave with a heavy heart, knowing that Desertfest is only once a year for three very short days. But what a time we had…
Opening up with a large section on classic “Dopesmoker.” It’s met by raptourous applause. Killer new track ‘The Clarity’ gets air along with classics ‘Dragonaut’ and ‘Holy Mountain,’ the audience lapping up every weed-filled groove. Al Cisnero’s vocals now sung, not shouted, adds a more etheral vibe and Matt Pike’s now sporting a fine handle bar moustache gives a different vibe as well.
They start off with a few technical difficulties, but once the issues are resolved they give it their full and smash through their set. I never thought I’d see a pit during Ufomammut, but they are crushingly heavy.
Grooved psych rock thunders the floor of the venue – with a new album they show their pedigree.
Karma To Burn
Another instrumental group, Karma to Burn bring more of a straight up riff fest to the party. It’s a head bang-a-thon as they unleash riff after catchy riff.
My Sleeping Karma
My Sleeping Karma bring a groovy chilled out vibe to a busy Koko, and they look very happy to be here.