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Guitarist Scott "Wino" Weinrich would be an underground-metal legend if his CV ended with 80s doom progenitors the Obsessed and Saint Vitus. But he also led Spirit Caravan for six years, did a stint in Place of Skulls, and even teamed up with Rob Halford, Bill Ward, and Geezer Butler on a Black Sabbath tribute album for a good thrashing of "The Wizard," a song he was born to play. In the Hidden Hand, a power trio of revolving membership, Weinrich channels his hard-earned expertise into a classic-sounding (if effects-laden) strain of dinosaurs-in-outer-space metal, full of heavy hair-swinging riffs and long-form structure shifts a la late-period Sabbath. Their forthcoming The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote (Southern Lord) is an ambitious narrative album about a fictional colonial-era revolutionary, clad in buckskin fringes of wah-wah and flange that would have made actual colonials think the apocalypse was nigh. Kylesa and Minsk open. a 10 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401, $10.


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