Dub Thompson, Ought, Dream Council, Barber Greene | Burlington | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Dub Thompson, Ought, Dream Council, Barber Greene Recommended Soundboard Image

When: Thu., July 17, 9 p.m. 2014

The thing about guitarist Matt Pulos and drummer Evan Laffer—ahead-of-the-curve 19-year-olds from Agoura Hills, California, who play together as Dub Thompson—is that they can’t keep their genres in their pants. Their eight-song debut, 9 Songs (Dead Oceans), is a barely structured mishmash of drug-rug psych, Krautrock, experimental noise, and dirty rock ’n’ roll. Overseen by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, himself an experienced space cadet, this fun but peculiar album will surely please folks entertained by intentional “skips” (even on digital tracks) and carnival-music outros (the last minute of “Dograces”). Pulos and Laffer throw in kitchen sinks as fast as they can rummage for them, but they can also settle into a groove—their funky spirit-raising rhythms do more to you than just get your foot a-tappin.’ —Kevin Warwick

Price: $8 suggested donation

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