Young Buffalo (pictured) lead a trio of intriguing bands on Thursday. The Oxford, Mississippi, duo of Ben Yarbrough and Jim Barrett are multi-instrumentalists who play shimmery, exuberant pop complicated by noisy guitars, edgy electronics, unpredictable rhythms, and harmonies that soar into the falsettosphere. "Baby Demons" kicks off their latest, eponymous EP with jangly electric guitars suggestive of a British Invasion Sonic Youth. Along with them are Wisconsin-based Blessed Feathers, who specialize in hazy, fractured folk that kicks around on the outskirts of Americana-influenced rock. Haunted harmonies, diffident banjos, and atmospheric angst coalesce on the recent EP Peaceful Beasts in an Ocean of Weeds. Rounding out the bill are New York's Ex Cops, who play airily knowing indie-pop on their new True Hallucinations. 18+.
Thu., Feb. 28, 8 p.m., 2013