Lavender paper lamp. Peanut sauce bike shorts. Hopscotch MacTree-Bark. Just a few phrases which capture the spirit of that crunchiest of crunchy Boston ‘burbs, Jamaica Plain. And another: Animal Hospital, stage name of J.P. pal Kevin Micka who, with his experimental, glitchy-yet-down-to-earth tunes perfectly channels the aura of Shakes the Mole-Poet (JP spirit-god-king (just…roll with it)). ‘Course, Kev can still tune that name up a tad before his show at O’Brien’s tonight. Hows about Vegan Pressure Gauge Animal Longboard Hospital Kale Paste? Hmm. The silence would be a “no,” yes?
[Tue 7.17.12. 3 Harvard Ave., Allston. 617.782.6245. 8pm/21+/$6. @KevinMicka. obrienspubboston.com]