Kelley Stoltz

Against an indie-rock landscape pock-marked with sad bastards crying into their beers (and beards), San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Kelley Stoltz is a bracingly refreshing, multi-faceted performer. Dumping out the beautifully cluttered thoughts in his head with help of a cornucopia of instruments (almost all played by himself), Stoltz has always had an effortless knack for threading pop hooks with unexpected flourishes of the macabre and magical. His latest, To Dreamers (which dropped this week via Sub Pop) continues this adventurous tangent, pulling in more fuzzed-out, post-punk elements while remaining true to his sun-soaked core. With Hundred In The Hands, Concours d'Elegance. HANNAH LEVIN

Mon., Oct. 18, 8 p.m., 2010

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