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All Tiny Creatures, Phil Cook & His Feat, Shedding

When: Thu., June 9, 9:30 p.m. 2011

All Tiny Creatures originally started as a solo outlet for Wisconsin musician Thomas Wincek, then busy as a multi-instrumentalist in the post-rock redeemers Collections of Colonies of Bees and that band's side project with Bon Iver, Volcano Choir. Solo doesn't necessarily mean alone, though: All Tiny Creatures has always depended on collaboration, whether that means cutting up the voices of Bon Iver and Megafaun to add hooks and surface to otherwise instrumental tunes or building a solid rock band to fire these ideas with gusto. Wincek does both on Harbors, the terrific full-length debut from All Tiny Creatures released earlier this year. In just under 52 minutes, Harbors cycles through a clearance sale of good ideas—the minimalist browbeatings of Rhys Chatham (only with vocals), the glowing haze of drone lords like Tim Hecker, and the African experimentalism of, well, maybe no one before now. You know how most bands seem insufferably tied to an idea of their sound? All Tiny Creatures are a gloriously liberated lot, bending a hundred different influences in songs that suggest infinite possibilities. Phil Cook & His Feat open, along with the soundscapes of Shedding. —Grayson Currin

Price: $6-8

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