See solo stars come together at the New Pornographers gig
The New Pornographers are busy people. Dan Bejar is also the prolific front man of the indie-pop band Destroyer. Neko Case has her own career as a versatile alt-country crooner. And A.C. Newman makes his own laid-back dad rock. Every so often, though, they put their solo projects aside, come together and create something magical. The band’s latest album, Brill Bruisers, is a welcome return to their vigorous, upbeat power-pop roots
, filled with infectious vocal hooks and a dense sonic soup of distorted guitars, simmering synths and insistent percussion. Onstage, the group’s strengths are super-sized: Bejar, Case and Newman share lead duties throughout the show, harmonizing here and there before busting out in cathartic unison. The show is technically sold out, but you can still grab a ticket here.
Thurs. Feb. 5. $24.50–$34.50. Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., 1-855-985-5000, collectiveconcerts.com.