Circles Around The Sun brought a rainbow filled with an abundance of sound to Brooklyn Bowl on Friday night, where the instrumental psych-rock band delivered their first of two scheduled weekend performances at the New York City venue with guitarist Scott Metzger. Friday’s show marked the second performance as part of a 13-date winter tour with Metzger filling in on guitar duties. The rock band initially recruited Metzger for a trio of performances around Colorado late last year.

After witnessing the band’s mind-blowing performances on Jam Cruise last month which featured Eric Krasno, many fans in the audience–including this one–was more than excited to hear what would happen with the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist now thrown into the mix.

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Friday’s two-and-a-half-hour performance saw and heard the quartet achieve total liftoff with a vibrant and colorful mix of familiar tunes from the CATS songbook along with some newer jams and material which will be included on the band’s forthcoming self-titled studio album due out next month.

That band’s collective sound of futuristic-inspired space rock rocketed around the room, which was moving and grooving almost immediately as CATS set the tone of their one-of-a-kind dance party early on. Keyboardist Adam MacDougall and Metzger were locked in throughout the show, as the two seemed to be in constant search for sound as lead lines exploded from their respective instruments while bassist Dan Horne offered some heavier, low-end counter to from stage left.

As if the music alone wasn’t enough to soundtrack a Friday night dance party worthy of New York City, the five disco balls hung as the band’s backdrop with the venue’s trademark ball hovering the dance floor made for quite the visually-stimulating experience to match the explosion of energy being unleashed from the stage. From the opening jam of the show which felt like the encompassing sounds of a spaceship warming up prior to blast-off, to the final tune of the night with a lively take on new original “Babyman“, it was wonderful to see the CATS machine running on full speed again with Metzger providing his own wonderful contributions to the fire.

Scroll down to check out some videos from Friday’s show at Brooklyn Bowl below.

The band returns to Brooklyn Bowl for what should be a special “Leap Day” performance on Friday night. Head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info.

Scroll down for a full gallery from Friday’s show, courtesy of photographer Eric Jankstrom.