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Grails, Wreckmeister Harmonies, Lilacs & Champagne

When: Thu., Sept. 12, 9 p.m. 2013

Instrumental outfit Grails are an ever-widening gyre of sound: In the last decade, they've gathered icy New Age and arid desert rock, twisted math-rock and viscous stoner metal into albums that treat genre segregation like a curse. Their aggressive hybrids aren't always compelling so much as consistently intriguing, piquing a what-will-happen-next curiosity that occasionally pays off in post-rock so far beyond the typical Explosions in the Sky dynamic that calling it such seems like an insult. One bonus of this show is that drummer Emil Amos, who also plays in Om, opens with his breezy and buoyant electronic project Lilacs & Champagne; you get to hear one piece before it fits later into the puzzle. Arrive early for Wrekmeister Harmonies, the ambient-and-metal blur of Chicago sound artist JR Robinson. His You've Always Meant So Much to Me is a dream state populated by ghosts and angels and one of the year's best releases. —Grayson Currin

Price: $10-12

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