Kikagaku Moyo

Moon Duo at Mississippi Studios 4.28.14

Portland is thriving in its scene of all things psychedelic; which is part of the reason why guitarist Ripley Johnson (of Wooden Shjips) and Sanae Yamada call Portland their home. Their band, Moon Duo has made a giant splash in the psychedelic pool on a worldwide scale after releasing Circles towards the end of 2012. Sanae’s use of the electronic keyboards and drum machines adds elements to make their very own sound. At its base, it is dark, guitar driven rock and roll that is layered with the unique sounds you would hear in electronica and Ripley’s soft vocals. Each of these segments open up a lot of room for Johnson to slash through an amazing guitar solo. Moon Duo play Mississippi Studios this Monday with Eternal Tapestry and Tokyo based psych rippers Kikagaku Moyo; doors at 8pm, show at 9pm, $10 in advance and $12 day of. - Colin Hudson