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Red Sparowes, Doomriders

When: Sat., April 10, 9 p.m. 2010

Think Pelican with a drummer who understands syncopation, or Maserati with more Kyuss, less U2. Atop all that soars the mournful cry of a pedal steel, a painfully gorgeous if unlikely instrument for such a band. There were never that many post-rock supergroups to begin with, and Red Sparowes may be the last of their kind. Formed by members of Isis and several other dark mood-rock acts, the Sparowes have been plagued since inception with membership troubles. Four members split in as many years, perhaps explaining why the 2008 EP, Aphorisms, was such a disappointment. It played like a modern prog pop band minus the vocalist, instrumental rock's cardinal sin. A band this talented can do far better—and possibly will on their forthcoming album. Mega-thick Massachusetts band Doomriders open. —Corbie Hill

Price: $10-$12

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