Destroyer

Easily among the most compellingly eccentric wordsmiths operating in indie rock, Vancouver's Dan Bejar has trafficked in surreal imagery and oddball narratives for nearly 20 years under the nom de plume Destroyer and as a scene-stealing guest star in the New Pornographers. During that time he's shifted musical styles repeatedly, molting from one release to the next. It's easy to envision a fan of 2006's glam-rock masterpiece Rubies loathing last year's excellent '80s soft-rock pastiche Kaputt, and vice versa. For true Bejar superfans the constant genre-hopping is central to the man's appeal. Tonight marks the final date of a second national tour in support of Kaputt, with Destroyer returning to the Cedar sporting an eight-piece band and Bejar favoring set lists that span multiple phases of Destroyer's oeuvre. With Sandro Perri.
Mon., June 25, 7 p.m., 2012

 
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