On Psychic Temple II, Schlarb’s terrific new album of boundary-dissolving jazz-pop, members of Xiu Xiu, the Mars Volta, and Cynic help the guitarist mix bucolic Amerijazzicana and hep soul-jazz pastiches with beautiful and ingenious rethinks of Zappa’s “Sofa No. 2,” Brian Wilson’s “‘Til I Die,” and even Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Out.” It’s all very thoughtful and very good. With Aaron Roche, Jeremiah Cymerman, The Flag.
Sun., July 14, 8 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 10, 2013