Three Mile Pilot

Before there was Pinback and the Black Heart Procession, there was Three Mile Pilot. Comprising Pinback singer/bassist Armistead Burwell Smith IV and drummer Thomas Zisner as well as Black Heart Procession singer/guitarist Pall Jenkins, Three Mile Pilot are the ground zero for those bands' brands of sleep-walking, soft-spoken, and heart-tugging San Diego indie rock. Three Mile Pilot may be less broadly successful than those bands—especially Pinback, with their insistently catchy and circular hooks—but they rightly have their own quietly ardent fans, and not just for having come first. Revived after a long hibernation with 2010's The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten (and this year's slightly lagging Maps EP), the band's dour and driving sob rock proves as timely as ever. With Dramady. ERIC GRANDY

Mon., Aug. 20, 9 p.m., 2012

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