This psychedelia-obsessed L.A. quintet juggled several monikers (Blackfeet Braves, Mystic Rabbit) before settling on Mystic Braves and scoring an apropos gig opening for the reconstituted Zombies last year. With arch, undulating guitars, echoey vocals, billowy organ, streaks of garage and surf, and a hazy vibe to go with their groovy graphics, the Braves don't need much of a flashback to drop them into the same cosmic playground as '60s Southern California psychedelic relics like the Strawberry Alarm Clock and Electric Prunes. The songs on the Braves' new Desert Island are all well-crafted and played with the requisite flair of that era, resulting in a trip worth taking this era as well.
Fri., May 2, 8 p.m., 2014
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