July brings lots of psychedelic rock music. Be sure to check out the Gang Gang Dance show if you can.
By David Cooper.
Group Doueh, Khaira Arby, The Debo Horns. At Oberon, July 5, 8 p.m., $18.
Group Doueh hails from Western Sahara, Africa. They play guitar-heavy African music with psychedelic elements.
Gang Gang Dance, Nguzunguzu, Total Freedom. At Brighton Music Hall, July 8, 9 p.m., 18+, $16.50.
Gang Gang Dance plays tribal-sounding, psychedelic music. Their new album, Eye Contact, is more of a dance-y affair than previous albums.
Kurt Vile and the Violators, Woods, Arc in Round. At Brighton Music Hall, July 11, 9 p.m., 18+, $15.
Kurt Vile writes indie rock songs. Woods play folky, psychedelic music.
Cass McCombs, Lower Dens. At TT the Bear’s Place, July 18, 9 p.m., $12.
Cass McCombs is a talented singer-songwriter. His songs range from folk to indie rock.
Teengirl Fantasy, Pictureplane, Gatekeeper. At The Great Scott, July 20, 9 p.m., 18+, $12.
Teengirl Fantasy makes electronic music with house and psychedelic influences. This should be a fun dance party.
Twin Sister, Lost Boy?, Mystery Roar. At Brighton Music Hall, July 21, 9 p.m., 18+, $12.
Twin Sister plays dreamy, indie, pop music. The songs are very catchy and lead singer Andrea possesses a very unique voice.
Disappears, The Psychic Paramount, Black Helicopter. At Brighton Music Hall, July 24, 9pm, 18+, $10.
Disappears play psychedelic rock music with shoegaze and krautrock influences. The Psychic Paramount plays heavy, psychedelic noise rock. This should be a heavy show.
The Flaming Lips. At the Bank of American Pavilion, July 27, 7:30 p.m., $35.
The Flaming Lips put on a great live show, hopefully with lead singer Wayne Coyne rolling around in his “spaceball,” resembling a human-sized hamster ball. I’m assuming that the Lips’ psych pop will be accompanied by lots of visuals and confetti.
Gary War, MMOSS, Bobb Trimble’s Flying Spiders, Roland & Jane. At the Great Scott, July 28, 9 p.m., 18+, $8.
Gary War plays psychedelic rock music, as do MMOSS and Bobb Trimble. This show is a record release show for Bobb Trimble.
Craft Spells, Gardens & Villa, Dirty Dishes. At the Great Scott, July 31, 9 p.m., 18+, $8.
Craft Spells play 80s-influenced, indie, pop music.