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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti with Os Mutantes


Ironists, ethnomusicologists and mere stoners with impeccable taste, clear your calendars for Monday. The cyclical and cannibalistic nature of pop culture is apotheosized in this Golden Gate of generation-gap bridges: outre Brazilian outlaws Os Mutantes, 1960s Tropicalismo psych/rock originators, open for Beverly Hills High alum Ariel Pink (nee Rosenberg), aught-decade aggregator of 40 years of errant radio waves, a pirate of AM pyrite. The first-born cub of Animal Collective's Paw Tracks imprint in 2004, Pink, recording solo under the band-aid guise Haunted Graffiti, hasn't just swallowed his own tail — he seems to have swallowed the tail end of the 20th century, regurgitating the paisley '60s, bell-bottomed '70s, pastel '80s and scruffy '90s onto a blotter-paper canvas in his own solipsistic, headphone-imprisoned image. A dial-spinning daydream of tinsel-haired vocal caricature, roller-rink synths and funky, flatulent bass, June release Before Today (4AD) does precisely what the six preceding Haunted Graffiti LPs did: plumb new depths of Pink's 500-plus cassette track catalog, turning up ear clogs that change on each rotation from gnarly to nostalgic, trashy to terrific. Tickets $20. — Noah Bonaparte Pais


Nov. 8

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti with Os Mutantes

10 p.m. Monday

One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361;

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