It’s easy to love The Black Angels. At the 9:30 Club last night, the band offered a wonderful aural mixing bowl of my favorite musical eras: huge pounding drums à la Maureen Tucker, big Epiphone guitars  à la Johnny Cash, hooks straight out of late-’80s Madchester. The result was a gritty and sensual sound that, when paired with the smoke and ominous stage lighting, was utterly hypnotic.

(See additional photos from the show here.)