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Allah-Las, Entrance, Mapache

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Revolution Hall Southeast
Wed., Oct. 4, 9 p.m. 2017 All Ages

$15-18

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In August, rising LA garage-rockers the Allah-Las had a concert in the Netherlands canceled after an alleged terrorist threat. Nothing happened, no one was hurt, and police arrested a couple of men in connection with the incident. There’s no reported link between the threat and the group’s name—“Allah” is Arabic for God—but you can understand why people might wonder. According to an article in the Guardian, the Allah-Las once lost a show in Turkey because the promoter didn’t feel comfortable with their name, and the band—which formed among employees at LA’s Amoeba Music record store—regularly receives emails from people who find it offensive. All of which is to simply say this: It would be a shame if Allah-Las’ mellow, ’60s-inspired brand of psychedelic surf-tinged rock were overshadowed by their name. The 2016 album Calico Review is a la-la-lovely listen—hazy, hyper-melodic, and colored with sounds of Mellotron, harpsichord, and violin. BEN SALMON



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