Attention Republicans: After four long days of the RNC, I'm sure your lungs are tired from spewing rhetorical hot air, your hands are limp from giving your egos endless deep-tissue massages, and your eyes might very well be bleary from late nights at the strip joints. You need a break. Why not tie one on at the 331 Club and relax to the soothing tones of Lookbook? The local popsmiths are sure to please both sides of the party line. In songs like "Oh I Fear You, My Darkness," synth blossoms over mellow beats, creating a placid counterpoint to Maggie Morrison's airy vocals. "King of Con" is reminiscent of the pop ballads of the Reagan era with retro drum machine beats and unabashed crooning. That should trickle down some good memories for you. Let Grant Cutler's electronica soar over you like a mighty eagle, Republicans. Let Morrison's smooth alto tickle your heartstrings. You do still have hearts, don't you? With To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie and Brutal Becomings.
Fri., Sept. 5, 9 p.m., 2008