In 2006, the Horrors seemed like the tardiest latecomers to the new garage-rock boom, but their macabre attitude (and buckets of eyeliner) turned enough heads to make them a full-fledged buzz band. It's not a story that screams "longevity." But here they are, five years and a couple of albums later, making good on promises that no one thought they had the chops to keep. Recent album Skying is well removed from the band's debut, favoring extended grooves and sumptuous synths over the mascara-smudged pseudo-punk that made up their first EP. Maturity probably wasn't what most listeners expected of the Horrors. Surprisingly, they're wearing it well. With the Stepkids. 18+.
Sat., Sept. 24, 8 p.m., 2011