Sure, in terms of crazy sounds, long jams, and unbearable volume levels, Ghost is not the most extreme band to come from the spaced-out Japanese psych scene. It’s in its vast, disparate, musical wanderings that Ghost is unparalleled: The band can go from a beautifully orchestrated, lulling acoustic ballad into a noisy single-riff kraut-rock-influenced jam, then back again. And it works, largely thanks to the sextet’s leader, Masaki Batoh. Batoh’s mythical lyrics act as a unifier for the various musical styles that his band employs. And never was this more the case than on Tune In, Turn On, Free Tibet, a concept album that is an acknowledgment of Batoh’s musical and spiritual debt to the Buddhist heartland. Ghost plays with Damon and Naomi at 8:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-7960. (Jacob Long)

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