Clem Snide

Since 1991, Songwriter Eef Barzelay’s band Clem Snide (named for the infamous William S. Burroughs character) has been plagued by a revolving door of band members, at least two breakups, and a litany of false starts. Modest indie success possibly peaked with the use of “Moment in the Sun” as the theme song for the second season of the TV show Ed. But that was eight years ago. More recently, Clem Slide suffered its second collapse during the recording of its February release, Hungry Bird. It seemed that album would never see the light of day, but then the group made its second comeback to tour behind Hungry Bird, which doesn’t stray from the pretty folk melodies and dry, quirky lyrical style of Barzelay’s prior “solo” work. The Heligoats open. SARA BRICKNER

Sat., April 11, 9:30 p.m., 2009

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