didn't take too long into Sunday's show at Royale for me to realize that
all of the features/reviews/profiles pinning Ariel Pink as an eccentric
weren't just construed in the name of dramatic licence. I mean, I'm no
doctor, but even before his Haunted Graffiti ensemble began playing, it
wasn't too difficult to deduce that Pink is likely suffering some degree
of chemical imbalance.
Last time Los Angeles’ psychedelic freak-pop showcase Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti came to town, fights broke out mid-show between unruly fans and the venue’s security, sending the message boards into a nutty day-after fury over what exactly went down on the dance floor in front of the stage. We casually looked into it, but figured it was just another story of rock n’ roll going off the rails and got immediately distracted by something else.