Established Atlanta ensemble The Ruination is the rare jam band for which substance always trumps style and a bunch of disparate influences combine seamlessly into a soul-shaking whole. Featuring elements of spooky psych, blasted dub reggae, elastic space-rock and horror-movie kitsch, the band’s latest full-length, 2015’s Rattlesnake Church, offers a potent sample of The Ruination’s particular brand of eclectica. Friday night at Hendershot’s is perhaps the best all-around concert lineup of the Labor Day week, with local standouts Michael Potter (blissed-out solo guitar meditations) and Lingua Franca (socially conscious hip-hop gone wild) also slated to perform.
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