Garcia Peoples bring spacey psych jams to Alphaville on 11.02

It’s odd that no bands have successfully attempted to replicate the sound of the Grateful Dead in the 2010s yet. You’d think a band with that devout a following would have more imitators, especially since Dead & Company are still touring to this day. Garcia Peoples are here to fill the void of psychedelic jam bands in the 21st century; through combining extended songs with dynamic production flourishes and vivid songwriting, the group finds that forward-thinking sweet spot of freewheeling spirituality and unbridled rock personality. It’s a welcome return to Deadhead ideals without desecrating the grave by way of relying on nostalgia. You can check out the group’s trippy rock at Alphaville on Nov. 2. –Tucker Pennington