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Arbouretum, Moaners, Celebration 

When: Sun., Oct. 30, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $6

If you dipped the intricate '70s folk of Renaissance in grunge and rolled a spliff with the result, it'd get you high like Arbouretum. Their songs are monstrous caverns, where the music reverberates and throbs skyward in hypnotic plumes. Frontman Dave Heumann's playing is quite sublime; he's sometimes compared to Richard Thompson, though his sinewy, snaking drone more often recalls Television's Tom Verlaine. The stately grace of the song structures and Heumann's lyrics can create somewhat of a barrier to their approachability. The new album, The Gathering, changes tone. Keyboardist Matthew Pierce has replaced guitarist Steve Strohmeier, meaning the band now forges something more atmospheric. With The Moaners and Celebration. —Chris Parker



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