Rob Crow and Armistead Burwell "Zack" Smith IV are at the core of a rotating group of musicians who operate under the moniker of Pinback, purveyors of some of the most complex, postmodern-yet-straightforward indie rock of the new century. Delicate and detailed, yet broad in scope, Pinback's reserved, autumnal sound fits nicely with their brooding, soul-searching words. Pinback's lyrics feel personal and reflective, but, as with any band worth its salt, open-ended enough that they invite listeners to interpret them as they see fit and let them think for themselves. With Frightened Rabbit. 18+.
Wed., Oct. 17, 8 p.m., 2007