NTR/SWS

Nodding Tree Remedies’ brand of psychedelic folk rock reigned supreme in mid-Oughts Cherry City. Time weathered the gypsy orchestra, however, until it finally fractured into different segments and members moved on and/or moved away. At its best, NTR was a sonic wonderland of bubbling creativity made up of fun personalities. At its worst, it was a bad trip that would not end. Though this is a reunion show of sorts, Portland’s SexyWaterSpiders has remained an active branch of the NTR tree, performing at Rose City clubs, hobnobbing with rock stars and embarking on undisciplined tours that appear to be more like open-ended road trips. Like its origin band, SWS is capable of putting on an entertaining show and confusing and scaring a few people as well.