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Psychedelic Trio Dead Meadow Play The Bowery Ballroom Tomorrow

February 10th, 2014

Jason Simon (vocals and guitar), Steve Kille (bass) and Mark Laughlin (drums) knew one another from the late-’90s DC punk scene when they banded together in 1998 to form Dead Meadow, blending the psychedelic ’60s with the heavy-metal ’70s. They went on to become the first band to do a Peel Session outside of the BBC studios when they performed live from Fugazi’s practice space. And Dead Meadow (above, doing “Six to Let the Light Shine Thru” for Rhapsody TV) have been busy ever since, putting out seven studio albums, including the 2013 release Warble Womb (stream it below), “70 minutes of sprawling psychedelic trip-outs and gentle rain-soaked acoustic mysticism,” per AllMusic. And after more than a decade and a half on the road—touring with the likes of Brian Jonestown Massacre and Guided by Voices—Dead Meadow are a live band not to miss. Go see them tomorrow night at the Bowery Ballroom.