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I See Dead People
The Black Angels conjure Austin's psychedelic renaissance
" over the evening. The bloodshot eyes of guitarist Christian Bland widen as he recalls the gray outline of..."

May 9, 2008 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Believe Me
In this faith-based comedy, frat boys create a fake charity to pay back tuition bills.
"...the eye of Ken (McDonald), who runs a national Christian charity organization. He is so impressed with their moxie,..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Black Angels Confront a Violent World
New LP Death Song soundtracks a society on the brink
"...singer Roky Erickson. Taking cues from the Velvet Underground, Christian Bland laid reverberating guitars over sloshing drones and fuzz..."

April 28, 2017 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

The Black Angels
The Black Angels get their war on
"...since forming locally in 2004. Singer Alex Maas, guitarist Christian Bland, drummer Stephanie Bailey, bassist/guitarist Nate Ryan, keyboardist Kyle..."

March 3, 2006 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Mom's Night Out
The moms take a girls' night out and leave the kids home with their hapless dads. Chaos reigns.
"...the Family Channel, with a little bit of the Christian Broadcasting Network thrown in for godly measure...."

May 16, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Playback: Priced Out?
Soon, Austin’s golden geese – musicians – will be priced out of the live music capital
"...Trailer Space, and End of an Ear starting Friday. Bland Goes Barrett..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Climb
"...Directed by: John Schmidt. Starring: Christian Stevens, David Stuart, Kyli Santiago, Clifton Davis, Todd Bridges,..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

SXSW List 8
Peanut Butter Wolf, Kasey Chambers, White Denim and 147 more
"...almighty rock brothers Amplified Heat, Black Angels side project Christian Bland & the Revelators, rubbery shoegaze trio Ringo Deathstarr,..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

All ATX Benefit for HAAM
"...The Black Angels: (l-r) Christian Bland, Alex Maas, Stephanie Bailey, Kyle Hunt, Jake Garcia..."

Aug. 27, 2015 Photo Gallery

Local Levitation
"...Trees (Fri., 4:45pm, Levitation)Distorted, driving psych-rock featuring Black Angel Christian Bland and former Warlock Bob Mustachio...."

May 8, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Christian Bland & the Relevators
Vinyl Bin
"...Christian Bland & the RelevatorsThe Lost Album (Reverberation Appreciation Society)..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Music Review by Austin Powell

Off the Record
The countdown to South by Southwest continues, while the Black Angels turn on and Ghostland Observatory marches onward and upward
"...and it's having a huge resurgence now," posits guitarist Christian Bland of the Black Angels. He's right on both..."

March 7, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Levitation Review: Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre
Festival hosts snarl laments of doom and gloom
"...the powerhouse Austin institution behind Levitation opened as guitarist Christian Bland ticked out “Young Men Dead” with roiling chords..."

April 30, 2018 Music Post by Clara Wang

Stranger Than Paradise
Tucked up in the Catskill Mountains, All Tomorrow's Parties stages a music festival for its own
"...Guitarist Christian Bland likens it to the Beatles' entire career filtered..."

Sept. 10, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Off the Record
SXSW news and carryings on
"..."We basically got free money to record," relates guitarist Christian Bland. The Angels descend on the Galaxy Room Backyard..."

March 19, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

March of the Flower Children
The last interview with Seeds frontman and oh-so-brief psychedelic Austinite Sky Sunlight Saxon
"...Sets from the Tunnels and Christian Bland's Revelators seem to drag on through the evening,..."

July 24, 2009 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Open House
Peeping into the windows of locals
"...Here, it's Christmas year-round, singer Alex Maas and guitarist Christian Bland concurring that this is one of the special..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Snapshot: Levitation All Lit Up
Meet the visual artists behind the psych music fest’s trippy light shows

May 4, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

The Austin Music Awards’ Ecstatic Experience
Thirty-four awards and six musical sets in 211 minutes
"...all-too-brief closing set. Drummer Stephanie Bailey's hair-raising tribalism, guitarists Christian Bland, Jake Garcia, and Kyle Hunt's buzzing, electro-shock drone,..."

March 9, 2018 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Austin Music Awards’ Ecstatic Experience
Thirty-four awards and six musical sets in 211 minutes
"...all-too-brief closing set. Drummer Stephanie Bailey’s hair-raising tribalism, guitarists Christian Bland, Jake Garcia, and Kyle Hunt’s buzzing, electro-shock drone,..."

March 1, 2018 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Playback: The Austin Music Industry Awards Come of Age
Kevin Curtin reverses his “awards are bullshit” stance
"...Black Angels Multi-instrumentalist Jake Garcia and guitarist Christian Bland are unveiling a rock & roll bar on..."

March 2, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Austin Music Industry Award Winners Announced
Best radio station, record store, club, music writer, and more honored
"...Memory Mirror (Jaime Zuverza) 2) Black Angels, Death Song (Christian Bland) 3) Bourgeois Mystics, Eureka! (Ellie Hammack) 4) Big..."

Feb. 25, 2018 Music Post by James Renovitch

Levitation Grids Announced
Psych fest’s return comes into full focus
"...Levitation’s core team remains Black Angels members Christian Bland and Alex Maas, primary booker Rob Fitzpatrick, and..."

Feb. 7, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Best WTFs of ACL Fest Weekend One
The good, the bad, and the myriad Tom Petty covers
"...platform across its namesake street exemplifying ACL's altered landscape. Christian Bland's splatter guitar effects propelled "Currency," which unfolded a..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Seduced by Sound: Austin
Seduced by Sound: Austin – 100 Musicians on Why They Make Music
"...Most artists cite main influences as collaborators – Christian Bland names Black Angels bandmate Alex Maas – or..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Music Review by Kevin Curtin

Playback: No Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2016
Fun Fun Fun Fest won't happen this year and here's the exclusive on why
"...aim at Levitation owners Rob Fitzpatrick, Alex Maas and Christian Bland of Austin psych-rock stars Black Angels, and Oswald..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Local Levitation
"...Christian Bland & the RevelatorsFri., 4:20pm, Reverberation stage Black Angels..."

April 29, 2016 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

My Life As Marky Ramone
Ramones drummer spins stories tonight at the Long Center
"...AC: You play like a Sixties drummer, say Hal..."

Jan. 26, 2015 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Five Last-Minute New Year's Eve Picks
Make the last moments of 2014 count without tons of planning.
"...Ronnie Spector and special guests Shannon & the Clams, Christian Bland & the Revelators, Cosmonauts, and the Pesos. 3...."

Dec. 29, 2014 Chron Events Post by Chrontourage

First Listen: Chris Catalena & the Native Americans “Telegram”
Psychedelic cowboy pianist releases debut LP this week
"...Austin's musician ranks, Chris Catalena has played sideman in Christian Bland & the Revelators and Strange Boys offshoot Living..."

June 24, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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