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AA BONDY/ELVIS PERKINS IN DEARLAND

9 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $10.

 

Ocean-deep lyrics combined with steadily paced songs mark the work of Auguste Arthur Bondy. Shedding the alt-rock genre of the 1990s (as a former member of Verbena) in favor of country-tinged mellowness, Bondy brings to mind a two-stepping couple alone on the barroom floor, ignoring the bartender's pleadings for last call. Numbers like “Killed Myself When I Was Young” creep in with continuous hypnotic kick drum thump that eventually gives way to subtle electric layers and haunting narratives of rebirth. Bondy's 2009 Fat Possum album, “When The Devil's Loose,” brings to mind the unfiltered production of Bob Dylan's “Time Out of Mind,” with all the swooning of slow-tempo songs that rely more on moody atmospheric creations instead of heaps of instrumentation. A perfect co-headlining match for Bondy is folk recording artist Elvis Perkins in Dearland. Perkins (the son of actor Anthony Perkins) made a huge name for himself with “Ash Wednesday” in 2007, touring with the multi-instrumental crew that comprises Dearland, which released its self-titled debut as a full band this year. Aside from his vocals and guitar work, EPID contains saxophone, organ, harmonium, trombone, drums and clarinet.

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