House of Floyd is an amazing Pink Floyd cover and tribute band from San Francisco. They have an out-of-time stage presence and presentation that dominates the audience’s senses.
I had the experience of seeing the band twice, once at the Rio Theatre several months ago and once on October 12 at Don Quixote’s. The Rio show was an amazing visual experience, with a specially choreographed light show that beautifully complimented the band’s musical stylings, while the Don Quixote’s show was a much more intimate experience.
The band skillfully channels the unique artistic style and the songwriting spirit of Roger Waters. Their rendition of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” especially captured the emotion and feel of the original song, and the accompanying light show and visual effects were nothing short of interplanetary.
The group presents a diverse set list that spans Pink Floyd’s discography, and displays their evolving style and form. They capture the emotion of “Dark Side of The Moon” and “Wish You Were Here” with extraordinary ability. They have an extraordinary ability to fill a venue with energy and dominate their audience’s senses. It may be the considerable and ever-present ‘incense’ use surrounding the band, but the performance seems to expel a unique energy that is neither audible nor visible.
The performances of House of Floyd are unique and exciting experiences for any Floyd lover, and their shows are very affordable: the Rio show was only twenty dollars, and the Don Quixote’s show only twelve. I highly recommend any Pink Floyd fan, or psychedelic fan in general seek out a chance to experience their performances.