- Sanford Nowlin
The same could be said for the set that followed.
With the supersaturated color of a computerized light show strobing across the shop’s modular teak furniture and Jetsons-esque light fixtures, the veteran act blazed through a set of syrup-heavy psychedelia that evoked the best of the ‘60s freak scene and Robin Trower’s ‘70s proto-metal power trio.
By the time Dead Meadow trotted out the fuzz-drenched "Sleepy Silver Door" from its 2000 album as a closer, the crowd was out of the assembled couches and chairs, pushing to the front. Clearly pleased by the welcome, Simon and crew offered up a pair of impromptu encores buoyed by his sweeping solos and Steve Kille’s fluid bass.
Local outfit True Indigo served up an inspired opening set, tempering their psychedelia with British Invasion hooks, a rock-solid backbeat and occasional twangs of surf guitar.