Thankfully it's all a passing fancy; the rest of Weight of Gold (the Doxies' third album) charts the progression of the band's Southern rock hybrid. Mixing Crazy Horse's guitar solos, My Morning Jacket's ethereal haze and Kings of Leon's fear of the barber, the Doxies have branched out more on this outing. The aforementioned detour notwithstanding, the sonic chances have paid off. Wes Wingate's keyboards take a central role, and the record is better for it: His Wurlitzer's quote of Tom Waits' "Mockingbird" on the first track is a reassuring one-off. More often than not, the boys break away from the standard 4/4, balls-out approach and give the songs some space. The stage has long been the Doxies' proving ground, and this time they'll share it with their friends in the Wormwood Scrubs for a benefit for cancer survivors -- lead Scrubbers Jason Rook and Larissa Dalle (a three-year survivor herself) recorded Weight of Gold and sang back-up, respectively.
Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 (cancer survivors get in free); call 314-621-2181 for more information.
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