Sic Alps at Carabar
Sic Alps is your favorite indie band's favorite indie band. "Napa Asylum," the trio's first LP since 2008's heralded "U.S. EZ," shows why: These dudes stitch together nauseous psych-pop shards better than anybody since the basement heyday of Guided by Voices.
The difference is Sic Alps has gnarly blues swagger in its bones. If GBV offered a natural extension of the closing suite from "Abbey Road," Sic Alps reaches for the raw ruminations of "Plastic Ono Band" with the unsteady hand of a drug-addled outsider folkie.
They'll make their glorious return to Columbus Monday at Carabar with Psychedelic Horseshit.
10 p.m. Monday, March 14
115 Parsons Ave., Olde Towne East