Vetiver follows its own path

From SFGATE, Published 10:17 am, Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Vetiver, the San Francisco band led by Andy Cabic, drifted away from its gentle psychedelic folk sound years ago. But for all of its atmospheric, electronic effects, the group’s latest album, “Complete Strangers” — its first in four years — retains a distinct sense of down-home warmth. Cabic again wrote most the songs on his daily walks through the avenues and parks of the city. “I always do that,” he says. “The rhythm makes the ideas come to me.”

— Aidin Vaziri

Vetiver: 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. $20-$22. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. www.sweetwatermusichall.com. 9 p.m.