The secret behind Psychic Ills’ captivating psych rock is economy of motion: Whether they’re playing a tune with a strong backbeat or a low-key blues number with a solitary organ bleat, a few guitar splinks, and vocalist-guitarist Tres Warren’s Lou Reed-like crooning, they almost always underplay in a way that is dangerously seductive. While other psych-rock bands depend on drones and others on oceans of reverb, Psychic Ills touts an organic high, one that they pass along to you. With Night Beats and Secret Mountains.
Sat., April 7, 9:30 p.m., 2012
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