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Droning stoner-rock band Dead Meadow return to Buffalo on Wednesday (April 21), to perform along side The Buffalo Killers at Mohawk Place. The band is on tour in preparation of the release of what they call a “full-legnth old-school concert movie soundtrack,” titled Three Kings. The film will be a mix of live footage and dream sequences depicting the duality of the human condition. Yeah, it’s kinda deep, but Dead Meadow is no stranger to substance. Since their formation in 1998 the band has released five psychedelic guitar heavy albums, rich with dreamy atmosphere inspired by fantasy writers like J.R.R Tolkien. Their latest album, Old Growth (Matador Records), lands somewhere between hard rock and hippie music. Its no departure from their standard guitar driven formula though, complete with epic slow jams, scratching bluesy riffs and solos that last for half a song. In this land of electronic music Dead Meadow is an island. Just three guys with a couple of guitars, some beat up drums and occasionally a sitar, playing what they call “neo-psychedelic rock,” and losing their minds on stage like Led Zeppelin circa 1969.

—cory perla

8pm. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. (myspace.com/mohawkplace).