With all apologies to Velvet Revolver and, uh, Damn Yankees, here's a rock supergroup you can really get excited about. Magnetic Morning includes singer-guitarist Adam Franklin (Swervedriver), drummer Sam Fogarino (Interpol), and multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle (The Album Leaf, Tristeza). Franklin and Fogarino first came together two years ago, after being introduced by mutual friend Jack Rabid -- founder of long-running music magazine The Big Takeover and a tireless champion of both artists' careers -- and the music quickly started flowing. At times, Magnetic Morning unleashes the blurry, cinemascopic guitar fury of Swervedriver, but there's just as much reliance on bright, psych-poppy melodies and delicate atmospherics. Ultimately, it's a majestic, dreamy, lovely sound that virtually anybody -- not just fans of the principals' more renowned outfits -- can get behind.
Thu., Oct. 30, 8 p.m., 2008