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Savage Knights, Father Figures, Clear Spots

When: Tue., Dec. 18, 9 p.m. 2012

Neither New York's Father Figures nor Raleigh's Savage Knights play free jazz; in fact, both bands tend toward rather terse and tightly arranged pieces that are more likely to last for five scripted minutes than barrel ahead for an indeterminate length. Yet both piggyback the fierce tones of giants like Albert Ayler and Eric Dolphy to their elaborate constructions, affording meticulous music the kind of urgency one might expect from radical improvisation. The Knights twist shards of glinting metal and deranged noise into their pieces, while Father Figures flirt with a near-burlesque sense of playful eccentricity. Clear Spots, a quartet of Raleigh music vets including Rocket Cottage's Chris Nilsson and The Countdown Quartet's Steve Grothmann, makes its public debut. —Grayson Currin

Price: $5

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