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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tonight in Music: Ganglians, the Entrance Band

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 1:37 PM


GANGLIANS, YOUNG PRISMS,
THE MEMORIES, DJ SGT. FORKNER

(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) The psychedelic sounds of Sacramento's Ganglians are limber and easygoing, like a stoned summer's day in the sun. Tonight they'll help you shake off those bleary winter blues, as they warm you with kaleidoscopic pop that shimmers with just a tiny hint of danger. NED LANNAMANN


THE ENTRANCE BAND, SONS OF HUNS, HELLO ELECTRIC

(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) The Los Angeles-based Entrance Band has set the bar very high for all of those psych-rock bands emerging from the state of California. Their self-titled album, still ringing from back in 2009, explores the boundlessness of 1960s lysergic bliss while maintaining a sense of modernity and forward-looking dynamism in the midst of the cadenza. Not to mention that lead singer/guitarist Guy Blakeslee can drench a guitar with effects and wield it about with alarming facility. This summer saw the release of a new single, which featured the Troggs' "I Want You" backed with Love's "A House Is Not a Motel," and the band is currently seeking fundraising help via Kickstarter for their upcoming studio album, so there is new music on the horizon. For now, enjoy viewing the band in their natural habitat while the psychotropic haze sets in. RAQUEL NASSER

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