This past February, as a trifle, two buddies got together to jam through free-form guitar exercises while smoking a bowl for the good of mankind. It should have been a one-time thing, but it took root, grew wildly, and flowered excessively. Now, almost a year later, that early impermanent duo has become a fully focused (though blissfully baked) trio called Arboles Libres.
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With Juan "Nacho" Londono and Eddie Moreno sharing guitar and vocal duties, and Anthony Genovese handling the kit and other percussion, this local band specializes in a certain brand of moody freak-folk. Sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric, and often a blend of both, Los Arboles spin complex instrumental soundscapes, peppered with occasional Spanglish narration, that warp and wind through trippy psychological territory. But this is weird, dark, summer-of-'69 stuff, so even punks and other hippie haters will feel the love. Hit Sweat this Saturday for a free sample when Nacho, Eddie, and Ant play a special in-store set alongside kindred Magic City spirits Flower Flower Yes and Ice Cream.