When: Tue., Oct. 30, 8 p.m. 2012
California—especially Los Angeles—is the nucleus of a psychedelic-ritual-rock bullshit tornado that spins out into the rest of the country, depositing a wave of vaguely occult-inspired trending hashtags in its wake. So it's important to point out when the real deal heads out on tour, and LA four-piece Jeffertitti's Nile is it. Mastermind Jeff Ramuno, the heart from which the band's fertile river flows, has reinvented the desert mountain man as a dude in ridiculously awesome leggings and all-over glitter with purple hair and a beard, his garage-blues howling about love and unity leaping heavenward over laid-back, pulsing jams full of warm 'n' dirty guitar, sincere flange, urgently persistent keyboard, and tambo mysterioso. Jeffertitti's Nile are holistically beautiful and stylish, and they have their shit together onstage—they put on exactly the kind of live show you wish you could get from every glam-rock raw-honey enthusiast, and you'll find it only with them. Ramuno also plays bass for Father John Misty, tonight's headliner. —Liz Armstrong Father John Misty headlines; La Sera and Jeffertitti's Nile open.
Price: $18, $16 in advance