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The Horace Van Vaughn at the hi-dive

The Horace Van Vaughn's atmospheric sketches sound like someone in the band spent some time listening to Pink Floyd's more obscure soundtrack work while taking a break from life and from writing more conventionally accessible music. The band's latest opus, "The Flame" (in D Major, no less), is proof that people in relatively popular bands can write music that appeals to avant-garde snobs. Masonic imagery and mascot aside, the Horace Van Vaughn (due at the hi-dive on Thursday, May 27), featuring members of Laylights, Git Some and Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, among others, may be only an occasional affair, but it's one worth seeking out if you're a fan of spooky, tripped-out, classic post-rock.

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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.