Golden Animals

The ’70s psych-rock bandwagon sure has been getting crowded lately, what with all the Black Angels and Spindrifts and Brightblack Morning Lights out there, but there’s still room for Golden Animals, a two-piece that takes on the genre with sunny, Southern California charm. The band’s first full-length, Free Your Mind and Win a Pony, is an album of carefree surf psychedelia that’ll appeal to all the late-born hippies who couldn’t be happier about the indie scene’s sudden influx of poncho-wearing, teepee-dwelling, Doors worshippers. Guitarist Tommy Eisner, who’s a vocal dead ringer for Jim Morrison, and drummer Linda Beecroft produce a surprisingly rich, full sound despite the group’s minimal staffing. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272. $7 (21 and over). 8 p.m. SARA BRICKNER

Sun., Dec. 21, 8 p.m., 2008

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