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Moon Duo

Moon Duo
7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 18. Cicero’s, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
By Jaime Lees Thursday, Dec 15 2011

Moon Duo is the side project of Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson. With Johnson on guitar and partner Sanae Yamada on keyboards, the duo mixes up humming, droning psychedelic tunes. It’s the kind of music that makes you want to shut your eyes when you’re listening to it, either because you’re feeling the looping flow or because the drugs just kicked in. The duo might look like harmless hipsters with bangs, beard and leggings, but together they build layers to combine a sexy Royal Trux-y swagger with weird, unsettling loops and just enough bounce to get the scene kids to whip their hair back and forth.

Go to This Show If: You’re a fan of experimental rock, and you’re looking for something new. Or if you’re into hearing colors and seeing sounds.