Brooklynite self-described “modern psychedelia” act Naam—whose moniker seems to originate with the Sanskrit term for “name,” “naam”—brings their hypnotic brand of heavy modern-psych rock infused with sludge to Launchpad (618 Central SW) on Friday, Aug. 2. Naam’s latest, Vow, is almost 38 minutes of psych bliss and works best when heard and understood as a single unit of meaning. Nods to Hawkwind and other prog-psych stalwarts of yore combine with Naam’s individual compositional style to conjure a slow-burning candle in your subconscious. Get relaxed—try yoga or seasonal brews—and then check out a mind-bending showcase featuring Naam and locals Black Maria, Gusher and Pepper Griswald on Friday at 9:30 p.m. Admission to the 21-and-over gig is only five bones.