When: Sat., April 4, 9 p.m. 2015
With their 2012 album Knife Hits, Austin’s Holy Wave dropped the best drug reference as an album name since Spacemen 3’s Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To. With their followup, 2014’s Relax, Holy Wave returned with a clarity to their psychedelic visions, drenched in reverb but unclouded in their harmonies. Shiva’s Medicine Chest is the solo project of Marc Smith, drummer in Creatura and head-shredder in The Mockingbird Express. Under Shiva, Smith manipulates tape loops and guitar drones to establish long, stunning mantras of psychedelia.With Verisimilitude, Hidden Ritual.