Berklee-trained neo-psychedelic rockers Apollo Sunshine play tonight at DC9 before heading to London for a European tour. Their sound is a throwback to ‘60s-era underground pop/rock, combining big fuzz with eclectic orchestration. Their songs swell with wah-wah and bounce with heavy echo and break into bouts of chaos, blending the Violent Femmes and the Kinks—-a refreshing change for a moment saturated with formulaic indie dance bands. As Sam Cohen recently told Paste: “We were much more imagining things, considering all possibilities, and that led to, ‘you know what’d be great here is a whole string section, or a bunch of horns,’ and just going for it and indulging in every far-out idea we had.”
The show starts at 9 p.m.; tickets are $12.