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The Dismemberment Plan, mewithoutYou, Ben Davis & the Jets 

When: Sun., Oct. 7, 8:45 p.m. 2012
Price: $22-24

Given the task of distilling Dismemberment Plan, one of the more influential and inscrutable bands from indie rock's '90s heyday, I'm inclined to evoke one of the group's most famous songs: "What Do You Want Me to Say?" They successfully fused disparate strains of their era into a product both listenable and challenging. The math-inspired progressions and darkly tinged symbolism of bands such as Archers of Loaf meet the avant-garde atmospherics of early Radiohead; the raw, riff-fueled immediacy of grunge grafts onto off-kilter rhythms sourced from reggae and funk. Elevating the sounds of their moment into statements with permanence, Dismemberment Plan became an indie rock hallmark. Reunited since 2010, their stuff still works. With mewithoutYou and Ben Davis & the Jets. —Jordan Lawrence

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