Guitarist Liz Hysen's moaning vocals cast an eerie, echoing shadow over the band's arrangements of cello, viola, piano, drums and guitars. The music flows from wintry Cat Power-esque folk-rock to introspective Dirty Three chamber rock. And Hysen's lyrics are cryptic; they're murmured and whispered as if there were some ominous reason they shouldn't be deciphered. Despite being sparse and lulling, the songs can jump out at you; "Skinnies" swathes an unsuspecting wave of static noise over the sole strumming of the acoustic guitar and Hysen's harrowing notes. This unclassifiable showcase of eccentric music kicks off with Weird Weeds and Listen Listen at 9 p.m.
Tue., May 30, 9 p.m.