In the same way Oneida can lock into a single groove and take it places you never imagined, Parts & Labor's (considerable) volume and experimentalism has, after lo these many years, coalesced into real bizarro world rock 'n' roll. Come for the crazy, stay for the hooks, you know? Pterodactyl, meanwhile, have returned from a tour in support of Spills Out, a record on which carefree vocal keen cuts nicely into jams that shred structure in favor of skipping laterally across the loom. With Hunters.
Fri., Dec. 16, 8 p.m., 2011