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The Comet is Coming sparks psychedelic soul vibrations @SXSW / Austin Chronicle

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Being stuck in the middle of a peculiarly eclectic bill remains some SXSW showcasers' worst nightmare. Sandwiched between the neo-gothic rock of Soft Kill and occult psychedelia from the Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Coven, electro-jazz groovers the Comet is Coming simply shrugged off any potential cognitive dissonance and blazed down to business. The colorfully-dressed London trio – keyboardist Dan "Danalogue" Leavers, drummer Max "Betamax" Hallett, and fast ascending saxophonist "King Shabaka" Hutchings – skillfully mingled jazz with dancefloor-ready electronica and rock concert dynamics without shortchanging the improv or coming off as gimmicky, like Eric Dolphy jamming with the Chemical Brothers.      Photo by David Brendan Hall

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