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Rotation: What local artists are listening to

This week: Room Full of Strangers' Mick "Dagger" Mcluan

“Acid rock, psych, sonic garage – it’s been around a long while. Well, at least as far back as 1965, when the 13th Floor Elevators struck their first chords in Austin, Tex. And, like any good trip, it never gets old. It actually, ahem, feels timeless. Lately, I’ve been listening to Rubble, another Austin band that has been influenced by its rich psych-rock tapestry. They’ve just released their long-awaited LP, The Farewell Drugs, and it has all the good stuff you want from this genre and more. I’m not going to break down what I hear, because it’s all about what you hear. I will say that the added accompaniment of violin and kalimba is a nice nod to folk – the root of psych. Be assured, however: the fuzz, dread, reverb and delay is all there. And perhaps you’re looking for psychedelic purity or maybe some cred? Well, how about King Coffey from the Butthole Surfers on drums?”

Room Full of Strangers celebrate the release of their new album and tour of the same name,It Was Weird, But I Really Liked It, at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Will’s Pub with Horse, Yogurt Smoothness and MC Sal Minnelli. Admission is $5 and includes a copy of the album.

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