With Boy + Kite, Benjamin Wesley and Technicolor Hearts, 8 p.m. Friday, November 9, at Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, 713-862-3838 or www.fitzlivemusic.com
Glass the Sky has been around about a year, but consider Friday's show a coming-out party. According to bassist and vocalist Michael Mazzella, the five local musicians had been playing in other bands for years and gradually realized they were going through the motions. Three of them started jamming together, the spark was rekindled and they recruited two more, which also allowed them to add four-part harmonies as a somewhat unexpected bonus. Like the band, the songs on their forthcoming EP were all born as improvisations; Mazzella claims they were inspired by Radiohead, Minus the Bear, Appleseed Cast and Grizzly Bear, and the songs' unusual intricacy and intensity certainly bear that out. The untitled EP's cover art will, notes Mazzella, no doubt ensure it becomes known as "The Dome EP."