Sounds of Hopscotch 2015 #1: Moon Duo

It's that time, y'all. Hopscotch time. Despite being a relative new kid on the festival block, with every year the Raleigh festivus gets bigger and harder to ignore. And I'm delighted to report that after a brief hiatus, your intrepid hostess will be venturing down I-85 to check out this year's impressive musical offerings. The only bummer is that I can't see every band the festival has to offer. These are my Hopscotch picks, imperative listening whether you're going to be in Raleigh this coming weekend or not.

Obviously, as a Wooden Shjips fan, I was pre-programmed to seriously dig Moon Duo. Head Shjips honcho Ripley Johnson's other project is a bastion of space psych oddities, a purveyor of astral riffs and extraterrestrial sonic explorations. To say I'm happy to finally be able to see them live is quite possibly the understatement of the week.    

[posted 9.7.15]


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