Words fail me as I try to come up with something insightful to say about my favorite Oregon band. I suppose what’s difficult about describing Xenat-Ra in any way resembling concise is why I like them so much. They are all over the freakin’ place! The components that comprise Xenat-Ra, have an appreciation of music so wide and diverse as to boggle the imagination of the typical Clear Channel consumer. It is a multifaceted nerd brain. A Frankensteinian combination of musical knowledge and style. A mad child suckled on the teats of John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Frank Zappa, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, King Crimson, Black Sabbath, and Del the Funky Homosapien, to name just a few. Xenat-Ra is a true citizen of the world of music and it understands no borders. It is the Doctor, traversing time and space with style and humor in a TARDIS woven of a deep, abiding love of music in all it’s forms. Oh yeah, and they play pretty good too!

If you want to take a trip to places you’ve never dreamed could exist, this is your chance. Saturday, April 20th at 9pm at Calapooia Brewing Company.