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Friday, June 6, 2008

See & Do: Music: Howlin Rain

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Ethan Miller is best-known for the droning art metal of his other band, Comets on Fire. But with HOWLIN RAIN, performing Fri., JUNE 6, Miller helms a show of baroque, psychedelic rock jams that are laced with nods to the avant-garde. But above all else, Howlin Rain is a rock band that's rooted in the traditions of Jefferson Airplane in the '60s, the Byrds and the good Grateful Dead records. The group's second full-length, Magnificent Fiend, released under the wings of Rick Rubin's American Recordings, is rife with big, gospel explosions of organ wash and harmonic riffage that glows with the kaleidoscopic aura of San Francisco circa '66. $8. 9 p.m. Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce de Leon Place. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net.

(Photo by Eden Batki)

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