There's no sense in trying to slow down Alan Sparhawk. Not content to just let the artful majesty of a Jeff Tweedy-produced Low album be the focal point of early 2013, Sparkhawk and his other band, the Retribution Gospel Choir, have releashed their third full-length album. Titled 3, it comes on the heels of last year's The Revolution EP, and showcases Sparhawk, bassist Steve Garrington, and drummer/man-about-town Eric "Actual Wolf" Pollard turning the outfit into a wild wonderland of noise and experimentation. And speaking of Wilco collaborations, guitarist Nels Cline is in on the fun too. Described by Duluth's Chaperone Records as a "two-song, one-take, full band blitz," this is the live release that could literally pop a blood vessel in your forehead. With Pony Trash. 21+.
Fri., Feb. 1, 9 p.m., 2013