After cutting her musical teeth as a member of fuzz-pop garage bands like the Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls, and Crystal Stilts, Frankie Rose assembled a band and in 2010 issued the eponymous Frankie Rose and the Outs, which relied on a litany of '60s pop artifacts. With the release of Interstellar, Rose has chronologically advanced a couple of decades, now embracing chilly, epic synth pop heavily influenced by '80s bands like New Order and the Cure. As a drummer, Rose appreciates a pulse, and the best tunes here have intriguing ones that pull the spatial oddities earthward: the pounding thunder that ignites the frigid striations of the title track, the Mick Fleetwood-like gallop of "Gospel/Grace," the nervous guitar-drums tandem on "Night Swim," proving there's fire here as well as ice. Opening will be Dive, another Brooklyn-based, synth-heavy outfit, although with a darker edge. The Olsen Twinns, a St. Paul electronics project, also join the bill. 18+. (Photo by Shervin Lainez)
Sun., April 29, 7:30 p.m., 2012
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