The most diverse musical lineup of the week also makes a weird sort of sense, when you consider it: All three bands look to the previous decade for inspiration. Anchoring Thursday night’s showcase is the speedy, geometric thrash of former locals Lazer/Wulf, whose rapturous live show is a thing that one must see to comprehend. The scintillating music of Nantes, France-based rock group Papier Tigre conjures up memories of our city’s mid-aughts math-rock obsession, fragmented and weirdly pop-centric (fans of Les Savy Fav will enjoy). Gripping local upstart Nurture opens and is arguably the most essential band on the bill; its recent EP In the Middle of Everything showed that post-hardcore is very much still alive and screaming, underwhelming At the Drive-In reunion be damned.
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