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When: Wed., May 7 2014
Price: $14/adv., $16/door
psychedelic rock, 9 p.m.

Hisingen Blues, the sophomore record from Sweden’s Graveyard, is a thick, meaty slab of stoner rock. From top to its big, fat bottom end, it’s a gloomy, doomy chunk of Grade-A underworld groove. The band’s follow-up, 2013’s Lights Out, is a much lighter and looser record. You might even go as far as to call it sloppy, but as The Who’s Keith Moon showed us, that can be a really good thing. Which is to say that for Graveyard, it all works, particularly on the LP’s raw rug-burners “Endless Night” and “The Suits, the Law, and the Uniforms.” However, as much as Graveyard might appear to American audiences to be a classic example of a stoner rock band, the band’s guitarist, Joakim Nilsson, doesn’t see it that way. In fact, he says he’s “never really listened to the ‘stoner’ genre.” Nilsson says, “For me that is just something that came after Kyuss, bands that wanted to sound like them but never came close. That is kind of the complete opposite of what we are trying to do.” Although they aren’t trying, they have most undoubtedly succeeded at crafting a sound that’s sure to appeal to all those red-eyed souls who still have Kyuss’ Welcome to Sky Valley in regular 4:20 rotation. —Chris Haire WEDNESDAY


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