Azita Youssefi has brushed away most of the no-wave burrs that stuck to her tunic during the Scissor Girls and Bride of No No years. But not all of them: On How Will You?, the Chicago artist’s first material in five years, the comparatively straightforward, largely piano-based material is repeatedly scratched by bitter fingernails, sharp-ended guitar counterpoints, or the unsettling realization that something totally creepy is happening just beneath the surface. What if there were a dinner theater in that hallway from The Shining? With sound art stuff from Wrekmeister Harmonies and Brooklyn-based psych weirdos Bear in Heaven.
Fri., May 15, 9 p.m., 2009