Even in the pre-Facebook era — yes, that was a thing — there was Walker Kong. The infectious Minneapolis art-pop outfit's history spans back to the late '90s, but the group's new release, Phazes of Light, shows no sign of wear. If anything, "Strangers in Love" is an inspired bit of twee pomp with harmonies destined to make even the pins at Bryant Lake Bowl grin. Singer-guitarist Jeremy Ackerman has a confident ease about him throughout Phazes, and having his wife, Alexandra, backing him up surely doesn't hurt. The night opens with the indie-rock bliss of Prissy Clerks, featuring Total Babe alum Clara Salyer, so this should be a night for the old-fashioned, face-to-face type of social networking, people!
Sat., June 2, 9:30 p.m., 2012