In 2004, Phil Elvrum decided to start making music as Mount Eerie while retiring his old band moniker, the Microphones. And while there is sense of inscrutability inherent in both projects, Elvrum has definitely blossomed as the sole musical mastermind of Mount Eerie. His somewhat sporadic output has come in fitful creative bursts as of late. Elvrum has two albums this year on his own record label, P.W. Elverum and Sun, with the hypnotic, moody pulse of Clear Moon released in May, and Ocean Roar just now seeing the light of day. It's clearly a fruitful period for Elvrum, and he's graciously bringing Mount Eerie on the road for a few special shows. At this performance, the talented folks at LandLand and Burlesque will have the walls of CO Exhibitions covered with their screenprinted concert posters, featuring a brand new Mount Eerie poster created just for the occasion. With Les Ourses, Myrrh, and Jim & the French Vanilla. All ages, $10.50-$12, 7.30 p.m. 1101 Stinson Blvd., Minneapolis; 612.379.4151.
Wed., Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m., 2012