This brainy yet well grounded improv-rock quintet had the outside-guitars-meet-Americana thing down to a fine science years before Nels Cline was a twinkle in Jeff Tweedy's eye, which perhaps explains how Sugar Hill ended up releasing their upcoming album, What Happened to the La Las. They boast not one but three mind-bending fretsmen as well as a percussionist who doubles on the marimba.
Fri., Nov. 25, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 26, 8 p.m., 2011
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