The Myrrors (II) — The Myrrors at Dope Chapel

Sonoran Trance: The Myrrors at Dope Chapel

Sonoran Trance

Sonoran Trance

Form­ing in 2007 while its mem­bers were in high school, [Sidenote: This arti­cle was updated on 19 April 2020 to add infor­ma­tion about Nik Rayne Safi’s stage name.] The Myrrors play a sun-baked, mys­ti­cal form of psy­che­delia informed by desert blues, Krautrock, free jazz, and Terry Riley-style min­i­mal­ism. [Sidenote: Simpson, Paul, all​mu​sic​.com, Myrrors Artist Biography] The band’s lineup has changed sev­eral times through­out the years, but always retained a nucleus con­sist­ing of co-founders Nik Rayne [Sidenote: Nik Rayne is the stage name of Nik Rayne Safi, also known as N. R. Safi. Safi also records and pro­duces as Naujawanan Baidar.] (gui­tar and other many other instru­ments) and Grant Beyschau (drums, wood­winds, and brass).

When The Myrrors stopped at Norman’s Dope Chapel on their way back from Austin’s Psych Fest in 2015, they com­prised Rayne and Beyschau along with Connor Gallagher (gui­tar, 12-string gui­tar), Cody Schwartz (bass), and Miguel Urbina (vio­lin).

Experimental com­poser and gui­tarist Sam Regan, per­form­ing as Similarity, opened for The Myrrors.

Gallery: Sam Regan


Gallery: The Myrrors


About Chris J. Zähller

International Man of Mystery. Cocktail Nerd. Occasionally designs websites. Sometimes snaps a picture or two.

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