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When: Sat., Sept. 27, 10 p.m. 2008

In the late 1970s Helios Creed and Damon Edge formed Chrome, an ostensibly San Francisco-based band that really inhabited the DMZ separating Pere Ubu from Hawkwind, exploring the rough, trippy terrain between punk and space rock. Like many groups with two great talents, Chrome couldn’t hold it together; in the mid-80s Edge took the band his way and Creed went solo. Some thought Edge’s death in 1995 was the end of Chrome, but Creed immediately “re-formed” the group, releasing new music under the name that differed little from his solo work—in fact, on recent tours his projects and material have been all but interchangeable (this is the “Dual Forces” tour, and he’s billed as both Helios Creed and Chrome). For tonight’s set I hope Creed draws from his 2006 solo album, Deep Blue Love Vacuum (Noiseville): not only is it one of the finest psych-rock records in years, it also earned the blessing of Edge’s widow, Fabienne Shine, who sings and shares writing credits on a couple tracks. —Monica Kendrick

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