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Music: Os Mutantes

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It’s almost impossible to map how influential Os Mutantes has been. The Brazilian psych band founded in the late ’60s, when Brazil was controlled by a brutal dictatorship, was an important force in the Tropicália movement, melding American psych rock influences with traditional Brazilian guitar music while resisting totalitarian control. See them reunite at Le Poisson Rouge.

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Shows: Flashback to the ’90s and Tropicália Nostalgia

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Welcome back to reality. Now that summer’s officially over (the days seem shorter already, don’t they?) you’re going to need a serious hangover remedy for those months of self-abuse. If that sounds painful, it doesn’t have to be. Good shows will help get you back on your feet and distract you from the literal spiral into darkness happening right before our eyes. This week, see what a Kiwi guitar-pop legend is up to these days and don’t miss a certain Tropicália squad’s reunion.

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