The Animals at Night

Graig Markel, the musician and producer behind The Animals at Night, calls their sound “Broken Soul”—a blend of downtempo, rock and R & B that would fit nicely between Hot Chip and Head Like a Kite (who Markel produced) on a mixtape. It’s pretty great stuff, from a wildly creative and largely unheralded local talent. Members of Modest Mouse and the Long Winters contributed percussive and multi-instrumental prowess on last year’s Cut to Chase Chorus and Fade, with sexy results. Check out their new jams at tonight’s show, a CD release for The Quit’s Stars Invisible By Day. Mal El Mer, with members formerly of the Divorce and Slender Means, open. RACHEL SHIMP

Fri., Aug. 6, 8 p.m., 2010

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