Outside frat circles, proggy local jam band Sumilan has never earned much love from the Athens music community’s blog-rocking nucleus. Yet the group has amassed a sizable following on the strength of a heavy touring schedule and a couple solid studio releases. Sumilan will celebrate the release of a new LP, En Transit, with a show at Live Wire on Friday. A strange brew of atmospheric electronics, Maserati-esque action-movie dynamism and smooth-rock sass, the record tries to do many different things—often in the course of a single song—but is most successful when it takes a deep breath and focuses on one sound, like the ‘80s-inspired, heavy-rocking future-funk of “Ain’t Missing You.”
8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). livewireathens.com
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