The sounds of Brute Heart might be better-suited for an opium den than a rock venue. The all-female three-piece straddle many a line, drawing from dream pop, Middle Eastern and Indian sources, and art-rock as a whole. The atmospheric and trance-y tunes build from the band's viola, bass, and drum foundation to create a moody and complicated art that employs each member's individual contributions equally, coming to a collective front when all three vocalists harmonize into a seamlessly powerful lead. It's both layered and open to interpretation, while it doubles as a powerful reinterpretation of pop. With Crimes.
Sat., Jan. 19, 11 p.m., 2013