Animal Collective


At this point, if you’re not ape-shit crazy over these local guys, you can’t call yourself an indie rock fan. Beyond the wave of hype that these guys are riding, their music’s taken on an agreeably pop/psych/dance texture that doesn’t make them sound only like Brian Wilson/Smile addicts anymore. Some pop purists may wonder where the songs are lurking under the textures but, if they follow the rhythms provided, no complaints are warranted. With Black Dice and Dam Funk.

Fri., Aug. 14, 9 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 15, 9 p.m., 2009