After whetting Athens’ appetite with a solid pair of EPs, local band Dream Culture will finally release its debut full-length, Heat Rises, Friday. The record’s 12 trippy tracks are chock-full of sonic and spiritual references to Pink Floyd, Animal Collective, Tame Impala, The Walkmen and other psychedelic and indie-rock forebears. There’s a certain looseness to the album that places it, if not squarely in, at least squarely adjacent to the jam-band world, though the group’s approach is a tad too stagy for that scene. The White Rabbit Collective shares Friday’s 40 Watt bill, as do Tennessee band The Holifields and locals The Weldons.
DREAM CULTURE Eclectic local psychedelic rock group. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.
WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk songs to psychedelic rock anthems to jazz-funk grooves.
THE HOLIFIELDS Psych- and prog-rock group from Knoxville, TN.
THE WELDONS New local rock band.