When: Fri., March 2, 10 p.m. 2012
Scottish people have a particularly deep relationship with moping that permeates many of their cultural products, and it's most noticeable in their rock music. Since at least as far back as the beginning of alternative rock, Scotland has produced a steady stream of music that has reigned over a certain class of sad bastards worldwide—the gruesomely bleak Arab Strap album Philophobia is probably the ultimate example. Glasgow's the Twilight Sad are worthy heirs to this legacy; their new No One Can Ever Know (Fat Cat) is eminently mope-abetting, combining Arab Strap's uncomfortable emotional rawness, a good bit of Joy Division's twitchy, swoony bipolarity, and synth sounds that somehow evoke the misery of someone swallowing a bottle of pills. —Miles Raymer Young Prisms and Micah P. Hinson open.