Concert preview: Elephant Stone

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Music is often at its best when cultures and sounds cross-pollinate, creating something new for the world. Elephant Stone's Rishi Dhir brings his Indian cultural background and musical heritage to his band's psychedelic dance-rock. The effect is more coloring around the edges, adding flourishes to already good songs than to a full-on melding of cultures, but you have to take your raga where you can get it. The end result is a song like "Manipulator," which will have you wishing for an invite to this trippy dance party.(Safe bet)

Big Room Bar

7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18

1036 S. Front St., Brewery District

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