Friday, Nov. 4: White Orange
Unless I'm horribly mistaken, the promo photo utilized by the Portland psych/jam band White Orange on Facebook depicts the group's four members standing amidst a massive grow-op, budding marijuana in every direction. And I'm not horribly mistaken. While such an obvious move might reek (quite literally) of one destined to pigeonhole White Orange as the type of thing only applicable to guys with dreadlocks or in possession of String Cheese Incident bootlegs, here's a band that takes a bolder, more forceful approach to weed-friendly musicianship, crafting an aesthetic, which the band says pays homage to the likes of Kyuss, Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, King Crimson and Syd Barrett. By the sound of it, that sounds just about right. Catch White Orange Friday at Hell's Kitchen with Sleep Capsule, Sleeper Cell and the Ancient Warlocks.