Of the 100 or so cassette tapes and CD-Rs that L.A. home-recording mysterioso 
Ariel Pink has made over the course of his 33 years, none have been more important than the one that he passed along to the members of Animal Collective 10 years ago this summer: Soon after giving that record its first spins, the band signed him to their new label, Paw Tracks, and began releasing more like it, his masterpiece House Arrest included. These days, Pink is recording with a full band and touring behind his studio-polished Mature Themes, but he remains one of the most compelling figures in indie music, filtering an FM station’s worth of classic rock into a sound that has influenced everyone from John Maus to Animal Collective themselves.
Fri., Sept. 14, 7 p.m., 2012

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