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This Los Angeles power trio conjures up heavily psychedelic drone rock on its second album, Old World New Wave. The centerpiece of this arrangement is bassist/vocalist Sera Timms, also of similarly psychedelic locals Black Math Horseman. Timms has a hearty bellow, which does not change much in register. Within the framework of Ides of Gemini, that's a positive. Her roars add a ghostly, goth-rock vibe to the already spirit-conjuring, Sabbath-y riffs of guitarist J. Bennett. Their approach would not be as hypnotic without the earth-shattering drums of Kelly Johnston-Gibson, whose drumming style places greater emphasis on raw power than flash, with every beat of the skins shaking the Richter scale. The band's newer material is a little catchier than their previous work, but that just adds more power to their sound.

Fri., Sept. 19, 9 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 09/19/14)

LA Weekly