It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine

It's Psychedelic Baby is an independent, music magazine. We are covering alternative, underground, non-commercial and non-mainstream artists in variety of shapes and genres. Exclusive interviews, reviews and articles. A place where musicians can express themselves. We serve an international readership.

His Name is Alive - “Black Wings” (2018) review

His Name is Alive - Black Wings (HHBTM Records, 2018)

Between the late 1980s and the present, Michigan’s His Name is Alive has unleashed a dizzying number of releases in an impressively vast array of musical styles. The band, with its ever-revolving cast of members who have always been grounded by founder and mainstay Warren Defever, has done eerie dream pop, pop-soul hybrids, straight soul, free jazz, noise experiments, spacey heavy rock, and more. Put together a compilation of their material that’s pulled from various eras and albums and play it for someone who’s not familiar with them, then watch that person’s jaw drop when you tell them it’s all one band.

From The Vault: The Church - “Priest = Aura” (1992)

Hypnotic, surreal, moody, self reflective, intense, psychedelic, a sound track of sorts, way too long, excessive filler ... all these statements could easily describe the release of Priest = Aura by The Church, and in the end, no matter what one can say for or against this album, there are enough strong songs to make it a fine outing.

Lee Van Cleef interview

Heavy trio from Naples. Enjoy heavy improvised jams from their Holy Smoke album.

The Conqueroo interview with Bob Brown

Austin, Texas’s Conqueroo band called it a day in San Francisco in 1969. Alongside the likes of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, Shiva’s Headband, Bubble Puppy, The Golden Dawn and Janis Joplin, the Conqueroo were pioneers of the Texas 60s psychedelic scene and mainstays of the now legendary Vulcan Gas Co, an outpost of wild music, longhair energy, communal spirit and pioneering arts that was continually in the firing line of the Austin police department. Its first art director was Gilbert Shelton who would go on to fame and fortune with his universally loved Fat Freddy’s Cat and the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers cartoon strips. You can find out more in Scott Conn’s fine doc, Dirt Road to Psychedelia: Austin Texas during the 1960s.

Lamp of the Universe - “Hidden Knowledge” (2016) review

Lamp of the Universe - Hidden Knowledge (Clostridium Records, 2016)

Very similar albums, yet with hidden gems ...

Being a child of the psychedelic 60’s, there’s no way I could have avoided the sitar and the musical influences that revolved around it, where majestic songs where laced with those hypnotic sounds, causing many of us to reach out for more, with visions of being swept away into an ethereally delightful atmosphere of blissed out wonder.

Edgar Winter - “I’ve Got News For You” (2018) review

Edgar Winter - I’ve Got News For You (Cherry Red Records, 2018)

Known best as the brother of blues guitar legend Johnny Winter, for a period in the 1970s Edgar Winter was one of rock music’s brightest stars, first with his band White Trash and later with The Edgar Winter Group. Between 1971 and 1977 Edgar released three albums with each band, resulting in three top twenty five albums and three top thirty five singles. With “I’ve Got News For You” Cherry Red Records, UK, compiles these six albums, supplemented by twenty eight bonus tracks, a total of ninety spread across the six discs, and documenting this spectacular period in the career of this talented multi-instrumentalist. 

Hermitess - “Animal Heart” premiere

A sonic journey that features the harp and a circle women's voices supported by a cast of eclectic collaborators, Hermitess is an inquisitive, contrary, wounded, wise and ever dreaming incantation.

Margo Guryan interview

Margo Guryan recorded a now legendary album Take A Picture in 1968. Her story doesn’t end up there. In the following interview we are going to take you to the world of jazz and her prominent involvement with some of the greatest musicians of our time.

The Hanging Stars - “Golden Vanity” / “Floodbound” (2015) review

The Hanging Stars - Golden Vanity / Floodbound (The Great Pop Supplement, 2015)

When this single arrived at my door I was rather stuck by the sincerity and hazed splendor of the neo-psychedelic jangle pop held within these groves, riding on smooth currents and delivering easy laidback intoxication. So I was eager to hear more, especially when I discovered that there were two formal albums to be had.

Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, & John Jorgenson

( l to r: John Jorgenson, Chris Hillman) 
© Pam Baumgardner

Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, & John Jorgenson
@ The Lobero Theatre,Santa Barbara, CA., February 16

Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, and John Jorgenson--backed by upright bassist Mark Fain -- gave an outstanding performance at the Lobero Theatre on Friday, February 16th in a benefit concert for victims of the Thomas Fire and Mudslide, which recently tragically impacted the communities of both Ventura County and Santa Barbara County in California. 

Heaven - “All Love Is Blue” (2018) review

Heaven - All Love Is Blue (Little Cloud Records, 2018)

As with All Love Is Blue, Heaven’s first album Telepathic Love also featured the word ‘love’ prominently in the title, causing me to wonder if there’s a theme being developed. Nevertheless, I found the first album to come across rather hauntingly mystified, as if it were hiding, requiring one to search it out, and feeling rather special with the vinyl tucked under my arm as I strolled down the sidewalk, oblivious to everyone, though with everyone taking note of me.