Impeccable chops, ninja-moves tunes, sexy-time dance grooves, X-factor surprises, classic-rawk grandeur, and a refreshing sense of humor make this Midwest-spawned sextet among the four or five most fascinating bands in the country right now. Both tunes and jamsand I dare you to figure out where the former end and the latter commenceemerge like sharp-edged jigsaw puzzles that justify extended scrutiny. Catch them while they're still cult.
Fri., Jan. 18, 9 p.m., 2013
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