5:30pm Saturday 8/30
Iska Dhaaf (taken from Somali, translated roughly to “let it go”) is the musical synthesis of guitarist/vocalist Nathan Quiroga and drummer/keyboardist Benjamin Verdoes. Inspired by Sufi poetry, limitation, and an obsessive preoccupation with writing, Quiroga and Verdoes have fused their seemingly disparate musical and personal backgrounds into something searching and honest. The result is a heated, psychedelic, and entirely fresh brand of rock music. Their songs, with heavy rhythms and cutting melodic hooks, are at once infectious and sweetly disarming.