Bobby Hecksher of the Warlocks on playing with Beck and the Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Warlocks, one of the earlier bands in the new wave of psychedelic rock, formed in 1999 when founder, singer and sole continuous member, guitarist Bobby Hecksher got some encouragement from Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre to start writing his own songs. The Warlocks took a fairly different path from its peers, though, by issuing albums that sound radically different from each other, each informed by Hecksher's colorful imagination.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.