BASSOON

Two Brooklyn art-rock duos come to Manhattan

Brooklyn art-rockers High Places have yet to release a full-length album, but they’re already among the most beloved bands in their borough. The duo’s fragile, oddball instrumentation—bassoon, breathy vocals, laptop—belies a towering melodic savvy; at half the volume, the band puts its more strident peers to shame. Fellow Brooklynites Telepathe helped blaze the trail that High Places are currently skipping down: They were making minimalist electronics ’n’ drums collages as far back as 2004. In combination, the two bands should be good for the gentlest aural assault this side of a cool breeze. With Hard Bop DJs, Health, and Invisible Conga People.
Mon., March 31, 7:30 p.m., 2008
 
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