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Leatherbag overdubs Dylan's Basement Tapes at Ruta Maya.
Leatherbag overdubs Dylan's Basement Tapes at Ruta Maya. (Photo by Sandy Carson)

Are You Experienced? The question posed by Jimi Hendrix's earth-shattering debut defined a generation, and Saturday at Ruta Maya's 10-hour 1967 Hoot Night Happening, a handful of Austin's finest answered it with resolve. Tia Carrera ace Jason Morales all but doused his Gibson SG with lighter fluid, riffing on Cream and Hendrix as the Dixie Witch rhythm section fanned the flames. Other highlights included Leatherbag's raucous Bob Dylan and the Band ode "Odds and Ends" coupled with Moby Grape's "Hey Grandma," the Murdocks' trio of pop nuggets, and Ringo Deathstarr's bleak drone during the Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties" and "Heroin." Not necessarily stoned, but beautiful.

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