For every person falling hard for Passion Pit's sugar-sweet 2009 debut, Manners, there seemed to be an equally impassioned naysayer driven bonkers by frontman Michael Angelakos's unhinged falsetto and seemingly unearned overnight success. The Boston-based electro-pop band's sophomore album, Gossamer, doesn't try to win over non-believers, instead continuing to play to Angelakos's strengths — oodles of ear-worm synths abound — while making enough forays into new terrain to avoid being written off as a mere Manners retread. With Youngblood Hawke, Hollerado. All ages.
Mondays, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Starts: Oct. 29. Continues through Oct. 30, 2012