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Rock Picks: Jphono1 brings the jingle-jangle to Cat’s Cradle

Jphono1, third from left, and The Chevrons. Catch Jphono live at the Cat’s Cradle on Friday.
Jphono1, third from left, and The Chevrons. Catch Jphono live at the Cat’s Cradle on Friday.

It’s hard to balance jingle-jangle catchiness and rhythmic drones, and Jphono1 – solo identity of John Harrison, leader of North Elementary and other bands – walks it perfectly on the trancey new album “Time in the Chevron” (Potluck Foundation). Words are sparse throughout these seven songs, but they all combine shimmering psychedelic hooks with extended grooves to hypnotic effect; as if it were a seven-part suite rather than seven different tracks. Jphono1 will play a dual record-release show with the similarly inclined Some Army, who will be unveiling their new album “One Stone and Too Many Birds,” Friday at Cat’s Cradle Back Room.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $7-$10. See catscradle.com for details.

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