Tame Impala Takes Fans on a Trip

Brooklyn Bowl, Nov. 13


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It took nearly an hour for Kevin Parker to finally communicate with the audience. “Thank you so much, you guys. This is the most fun I’ve had onstage in a long, long time.” The frontman and lead guitarist of Australian rock project Tame Impala appeared barefoot and he guided fans on a psychedelic trip—turning the Brooklyn Bowl into a large, souped-up hippie circle, compete with lights and trippy visuals displayed via projector. The band took a hi-fi approach to their traditional lo-fi sound, and songs such as “Endors Toi” and “Mind Mischief” achieved new levels of depth and clarity. Impromptu jam sessions seamlessly transitioned into songs. Parker swung his guitar and stomped during the driving rhythm of “Elephant” and crooned with fans in a sing-along rendition of “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” ★★★✩✩

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