The Cave—The relative newcomers of Mute stretch atmospheric shoegaze into lengthy meditations built around repeated phrases that build glacially. Swapping unyielding density for scope and space, the songs either bury you until you forget they're building or they entrance you like rain on the roof at night. Reprising a Friday night set at Sadlack's in Raleigh, the Capital City quartet takes to the subterranean Franklin Street tavern with likeminded neighbors Goodbye, Titan, whose own post-whatever brew feels more direct than Mute's. Chapel Hill folky Natasha El-Sergany opens at 9 p.m. Cover is $5. —Bryan Reed
Editor's Note: Mute recently changed its name to The White Cascade.