Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips do one thing really well: Make repetition sound amazing. This is easier said than done, of course, because one cannot simply play the same notes over and over and expect people to be engaged. Those notes have to throb and swell, like a heartbeat. On Dos, Wooden Shjips second full-length, the band sticks to its proven formula of pulsating bass, swirling loops and head-nod drums, all of which serves as a platform from which guitarist/vocalist Ripley Johnson launches himself into psychedelic bliss. The rhythm section creates a raw drone¬ólike The Stooges jamming with Suicide¬ówhile Johnson drenches his Jim Morrison vocals in reverb and plays guitar like a man shooting a firecracker straight into a planetary nebula. With Eternal Tapestry, Prince Rama of Ayodhya, Cloaks, Midday Veil, Geist & the Sacred Ensemble, the Slaves, Story of Rats, oKo yOnO, Lord Jeff. All ages. BRIAN J. BARR

Sat., Sept. 26, 5 p.m., 2009

 
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