Thursday, November 18

If you can possibly imagine the Pixies plucked from the Boston club circuit circa 1987's Come on Pilgrim and dropped into a dilapidated shack in the Appalachians with only some banjos, fiddles, trombones, and makeshift percussion to make music with, then you have a pretty good idea of what to expect when Brooklyn sextet O'Death comes to town. Frontman Greg Jamie possesses a similar kind of unhinged, reedy voice and penchant for oddball lyrics as Black Francis, and there's a quirky, creepy-cool quality to the band's tunes, which merge old-timey mountain sounds with raucous Balkan-style folk-punk and swaying chamber pop. Fittingly, O'Death does a kickass cover of the Pixies' "Nimrod's Son," which is sure to be a crowd pleaser, but chances are good you'll go mad for most of the songs on their excellent, just-released Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin.

Tue., Nov. 18, 9 p.m., 2008

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