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When: Sat., July 30, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $6
The amount of adjectives and genres that it would take to fully describe Aranya's eclectic (yet surprisingly cohesive) style could fill this entire paper. However, the quickest and easiest way to sum up the local quartet's sound would be to call it "ritualistic." With musical themes that seem to have been culled from the four members' subconscious during some mind-expanding-self-discovering, time-bending ceremony, Aranya's forthcoming Cutthroat Spiritual sets the tone immediately with thumping drums and vocalist Uta Plotkin's high priestess vocal wailings that evoke Nancy Wilson, Grace Slick, and Jinx Dawson. From there, the band concocts incantations with heavy stoner riffs, viola, mandolin, and minstrel-inspired segues that could leave you speaking in tongues. ARIS WALES

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