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When: Thu., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. 2016

Chicago indie-rock outfit Anti/Beyond celebrate their debut full-length tonight, but their new self-titled record is also a bit of a rebirth. It follows the 2012 EP Closet Space, on which main man Andrew Masters picks away at an acoustic guitar and occasionally teases out ideas into more complex, rich passages—with its layered vocal harmonies and muffled percussion resembling a racing heartbeat, the song “Pina” hints at what was to come for the band. Masters builds on that aesthetic with the self-released Anti/Beyond, which moves patiently but feels effervescent thanks to its dense layers of interlocking instrumentation. The group’s anthemic might sustains the immersive single “Piece of Glass” through hushed reveries toward a headstrong climax.

Leor Galil

Price: $10, $8 in advance


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