Smart Bets: Black Angels

Austin, Texas-based psych-rockers Black Angels have been recognized by style magazines like Esquire and NYLON. But "Don't Play With Guns," the new single form the band's new album, Indigo Meadow, is less concerned with fashion and all about fuzzy guitars, agro drumming and a '60s garage rock-meets-futuristic no man's land sonic bombast. They play The Orange Peel on Friday, April 5. Allah-Las and Elephant Stone open. The latter was formed by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir, and at this year's SXSW they were named a five-day highlight by NPR’s Bob Boilen (read an interview with Elephant Stone at mountainx.com). Just one of many reasons to get to the show early. 9 p.m., $16/$18. http://theorangepeel.net. Photo by Courtney Chavanell

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