Quicksilver Messenger Service


Eventually, Val Kilmer will star in a biopic about the Quicksilver Messenger Service, whose heavy penchant for drugs and 6/4 jazz time made them stars of the ’60s San Fran psychedelic scene. Fraught with tension after a gig at the Monterey Pop Festival, Quicksilver eventually dissolved into a successful solo career for front man Gary Duncan, one of few members not to get jailed for marijuana possession or die from an overdose. While the recently reunited jam band only features Duncan and bassist David Freiberg, look out for single “Gold and Silver,” a dizzying jazz-pop effort that mirrors Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five.” God knows they were probably high.

Mon., Aug. 10, 8 p.m., 2009