Friday, November 7

The brainchild of Swedish singer and multi-instrumentalist Gustav Ejstes, Dungen is a psych-rock juggernaut that affixes the kind of ear-searing guitar fuzz propagated by the likes of Hendrix and Mascis to delicate flute-piano-strings passages reminiscent of vintage Scandinavian porn soundtracks (or maybe an Air album). In the studio, Ejstes — further influenced by free jazz, soul, and traditional Swedish folk music — plays virtually all of the instruments, but onstage Dungen transforms into a quartet for maximum psychedelic transcendence. They-re not on a rock-star trip, though. “I have been a really, really bad stage person,” Ejstes recently told me. “I’m not into music for being looked at, I’m not into it for some kind of fame, but at the same time it’s totally amazing to play and then see peoples’ reactions. Those nights when the crowd is into it, we’re all a part of it together and it’s incredible.”

Fri., Nov. 7, 9 p.m., 2008