When: Sun., Sept. 6, 8:30 p.m. 2015
From new-music ensembles Third Coast Percussion and So Percussion to a minimalist rock outfit like Man Forever, groups devoted to playing original music on percussive instruments are on the upswing. Now add Brooklyn-based trio Tigue to the trend. Carson Moody, Amy Garapic, and Matt Evans are all classically trained and multiply degreed, but they have also toured with the aforementioned Man Forever. So it makes sense that on their forthcoming LP Peaks (New Amsterdam) they stake out a middle ground between formally rigorous playing and rocking out, using harmonically rich drones and pop-worthy hooks to span the gap. The title track draws you in with a dreamy vibraphone melody, only to spin you around with intricately interlocking trap-drum patterns. And on “Ripped,” surges reminiscent of those on the Surfaris’ “Wipeout” frame frantic stop-start figures. Locals Mocrep open with a set of four duos by composers Jessie Marino and Carolyn Chen.