Music Tonight: Friday, August 10


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Kikagaku Moyo — whose name translates from Japanese to Geometric Patterns — is a Tokyo-based psyche band and I know what you are going to say: Japanese psyche bands are a dime a dozen these days, touring liberally since the heydays of the Boredoms and Zeni Geva. However, unlike those glorious noise-mongers, this group works more in the softer tone and arrangement arena of sound, going so far as to feature a sitar player in its string-heavy lineup. The results are like strolling through a stunning aural garden full of neon-candied bees and I really dig it. You can come find out for yourself tonight at the Miniplex at 9 p.m. ($10). Drag City Records act Wand opens.

At the same time, northeast of the Mad River, there is a free show happening at The Logger Bar with a trio of locals. The Monster Women join forces with Strix Vega and the crepuscular Mister Moonbeam for a starlit sock hop by the mythical lake of Blue.

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