Texas Hippie Coalition's moniker shortened to an acronym is THC, which is cute and makes sense with hippies. However, these fellas are darlings of major "biker" events and cruise with brute-leather know-how and a rather unhippie musical mentality. The only real tie with the hippie tag: the massive amounts of variant marijuana they must inhale. Think a cross between Stone Temple Pilots, Lynyrd Skynyrd, newerish Metallica, and pulled pork. Which is OK based on the simple tenet that all things Texan are bigger, better, and more opulent.
Expect big rhythms that run the gamut of country-fried rock with metal
tendencies via the softer moments of introspection many days in the
dusty country can bring and you'll know you're in it for the whole
smoky ride. Also on stage will be Beauty to the Moon and local metal
gods Kalakai. Save a couple of bucks for the late-night munchies.
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Hippie Coalition, with Kalakai and Beauty to the Moon. 7 p.m.
Friday, June 25, at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort
Lauderdale. Tickets cost $21.25. Call 954-727-0950, or click here.