Akron/Family caught their break off a co-sign from No Wave pioneer Swans frontman Michael Gira, but there is very little trace in their sound of the heavy, darkness that Gira's own music entails. Instead, the hyphen-happy experimental folk group opts for a similar uses of space and intervals as their No Wave forbearers, but populate the time in between with freak juxtapositions of acoustic jams, harmony heavy vocal tracks and brief stints of bright and wild noise-rock. Akron/Family is like nothing you've ever heard before, in fact, at times that seems to be their only goal.
Wed., April 24, 9 p.m., 2013

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