Eight Gigs: Mondo Drag
Wed., Jan. 20, 8 p.m., Press Club, no cover
One gets the impression that psychedelic rock band Mondo Drag was hatched fully grown in an Oakland Hills garage at some point in the ’70s, and the five-piece just sat around for a few decades, somehow preserved, re-emerging in 2010 to bust out some tunes that are Black-Sabbath meets Tame Impala—trippy dippy, yet still firmly rock ’n’ roll. On the 26th of next month, the band will release its next album, The Occultation of Light, on EasyRider Records, so showgoers can expect to hear the forthcoming material. Fellow Oakland psych-pop band Sugar Candy Mountain opens up. 2030 P Street, www.mondodrag.com.