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“I put on my clothes like a bodyguard/I put the dogs on patrol in my own backyard,” Scott McMicken announces, belying the sunny mood on much of Dr. Dog’s new concert album, Live at a Flamingo Hotel. But the singer-guitarist finds himself wrapped up more in wonder than paranoia when he continues, “I got my eye on the prize, but it looks just like the mystery.” Bassist Toby Leaman chimes in with yearning harmonies, but what really sets most of these tunes apart is the way McMicken and fellow guitarist Frank McElroy light them up with pinwheels of psychedelic guitar. This contrast between down-home folksiness and luminescent, tripped-out guitars on euphoric tracks such as “Heart It Races” sets the Pennsylvania sextet apart from other folk-rock and jam bands. With the hazy “Moonlight” reveries of opener Hanni El Khatib. Also Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Glass House.

Fri., Feb. 13, 8 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 02/13/15)