Rock bands Khruangbin and Kikagaku Moyo were the featured acts at New York City’s SummerStage in Central Park on Thursday, where hard rain had fallen throughout most of the day leading up to the evening performance. Somehow, by the grace of the psych-rock gods, the clouds which have unleashed a week’s worth of rain on New York City since Monday disappeared just in time for the performance to make for a picturesque night of music in the park.
All the way from Japan, Kikagaku Moyo filled the world famous park their wonderful mix of psychedelic rock comprised of fuzzy guitars to match the mystic tone of the sitar used by Ryu Kurosawa.
The setting sun continued to shine through the Central Park trees right onto the stage as Khruangbin took the stage, although their set wasn’t without the return of more rain as the night continued. The lofi-rock trio performed their two studio albums in full the night prior for their live debut at Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre as part of their ongoing spring/summer tour. The band made sure to fill their setlist on Thursday with a similar mix of original material for their headlining debut at Central Park SummerStage. By the time night fell over the park, the band had filled the outdoor venue with their own abundance of light thanks to the variety of disco balls hanging around their stage setup, making for the perfect visual accompaniment to go with their relaxed psychedelia.
Scroll down to see a gallery of photos from Thursday’s show, courtesy of photographer Chris Capaci.
For a full list of Khruangbin’s upcoming tour dates, head here.