Twee alert: Husband/wife team Ghost in the Water is playing this Friday. Bands composed of couples are always pretty desperately irresistible, and the Minneapolis duo helps solidify the theory. At times, they even sound like one of their best-known indie-couple counterparts, Mates of State. Then the next minute they sound straight out of the Ghostbusters soundtrack, all '80s electronica. They surprise you like that. The band released their first album, Tooth, this year and have been accumulating admirers in the local music scene. They look like people you might want to be friends with, too. Go decompress with some cuteness. With the lovely and harmonic Chicago fivesome Horse in the Sea and the Minneapolis-based Skittish. 21+.
Fri., Sept. 12, 9 p.m., 2008