It's been a whirlwind summer for local electro-pop band Dearling Physique. In addition to gigs at more eclectic events like art exhibit openings and live theater showcases, the band has opened for notable touring acts such as Bat for Lashes and the Noisettes. Dearling Physique's willingness to play such wide-ranging shows is indicative of their adaptive, experimental nature, as lead singer Dom Davis has always been one to color outside the lines; his last musical project, Trimmed Hedges, melded together rock, jazz, and R&B with antics like pretending to launch an invisible space ship off the stage. His latest group, Dearling Physique, ventures into darker territory with the addition of brooding electronic whirs and pops, but Davis's enigmatic personality still takes center stage. Regardless of the band backing him, Davis has proven to be a forward-thinking artist capable of merging unlikely genres and audiences to great effect. For Friday night's show, his band will play with Alpha Consumer and the Few Nice Words. 21+.
Fri., Aug. 28, 8 p.m., 2009