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When: Fri., Dec. 9, 9 p.m. 2016

Since local goth-pop three-piece My Gold Mask dropped 2013’s Leave Me Midnight they’ve steered their chilly sound toward pop without shedding the darkness. On this year’s Anxious Utopia (Moon Sounds) they flesh out their instrumentals—guitar notes echo as if they were recorded in an empty cathedral, ethereal synths rise from the distance and evaporate—to provide a strong, dazzling foil for the voice of front woman Gretta Rochelle. Her clipped, direct vocals on “Dissipate” and yearning, drawn-out singing on “Dangerous” are clear signs that My Gold Mask are not only aiming for taller pop heights but also able to achieve them. The group released Anxious Utopia back in March; tonight’s show celebrates the arrival of the album’s vinyl version.

Leor Galil

Price: $12, $10 in advance