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Riffs will buzz, heads will bob with Radio Moscow’s energy

Radio Moscow is the rock ’n’ roll equivalent of the Dolorean that Marty McFly piloted to the past, only instead of the ’50s, these dudes provide a portal to the shaggy-haired ’70s, when only the sheepdog coifs were as thick as the guitar riffs of the leading psych rockers of the day.

The Iowa power trio comes hard with organ that screams like a victim in a slasher flick, bass lines that make head bobbing an involuntary reaction and guitars as fuzzy as your tongue feels the morning after a night of excessive whiskey intake.

About those guitars: Frontman Parker Griggs’ playing is suggestive of a teenager behind the wheel of a hot-wired Camaro, such is the reckless abandon that he displays toward his instrument.

A note of caution, however: Prolonged exposure to this bunch will result in the sprouting of a mustache.

Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476. Follow on Twitter @JasonBracelin.

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