Aqueous Shares Pro-Shot Video Of ‘Kitty Chaser (Explosions)’ With Umphrey’s McGee’s Andy Farag

first_imgGroove-rock jam band Aqueous has shared the pro-shot live video capturing their performance of “Kitty Chaser (Explosions)” from a recent show at Chicago’s Chop Shop late last month. The concert back on November 29th was part of Aqueous’ headlining fall tour in support of their 2018 studio album, Color Wheel, and featured a notable sit-in by Umphrey’s McGee percussionist Andy Farag during the second half of the band’s performance that night.The performance of “Kitty Chaser (Explosions)” off Aqueous’ 2014 Cycles LP came at the end of their second set. Farag had actually joined in on the night’s show when the band returned to the stage following the set break and began the second half with “Second Sight”, “Numbers and Facts”, “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)”, and “Split the Difference”. Aqueous and Farag continued their second-half collaboration with a transition out of “Split the Difference” right into “Kitty Chaser”, which ran for a roaring 26-minutes before the set came to an electrifying close.The eerily psychedelic performance of the 2014 original tune begins right at the start of the video below. Farag can be seen pounding away on his mix of bongos and other percussion-based toys in the back right corner of the stage behind guitarist/keyboardist Dave Loss. Mike Gantzer handles guitar duties by himself at first as he grooves right into the song’s opening verse at the 1:20-minute mark. Loss ditches his keys for the guitar to join in on the fun shortly thereafter, and the two power their way through the first chorus and into a roaring exchange of distorted riffs.Related: Aqueous, Mungion Share Full Pro-Shot Videos From Saturday’s Boulder Show At The Fox Theatre [Watch]Gantzer takes the first solo, slowing things down to a much more relaxed tempo thanks to his mix of space-sounding effects tones. The room then goes dark as the song regroups and changes direction with the only lights coming from the red LEDs located behind the band. When the lights finally come back on, Aqueous and Farag are already taking their building momentum into overdrive with a lengthy instrumental group jam that continues throughout the rest of the performance. Loss goes back and forth between his keys and guitars throughout the long jam before eventually helping to close the song out with some shredding of his own in the last four minutes of the video.The band would eventually return for a one-song encore of “Realize Your Light” with Farag again joining them, but “Kitty Chaser (Explosions)” could easily be considered the highlight of the show.Aqueous with Andy Farag – “Kitty Chaser (Explosions) – 11/29/2018[Video: Aqueous]Aqueous recently announced they will be heading back out on tour early next year with a co-headling tour alongside Big Something scheduled to begin February 7th in Bloomington, Indiana. Tickets for the 2019 winter tour are on sale now and can be purchased through the band’s website.last_img

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