Plants & Animals+Lost in the Trees


It’s always bracing when smart Northerners shrug off their Canadian good karma and confront their badass neighbor to the south. Montreal trio Plants and Animals cannibalize America’s gaudiest simulacra, including Tom Cruise and American idolatry, on their excellent new La La Land, a shambolic NAFTA for the ears. Led by Ari Picker, North Carolina’s Lost in the Trees is a seven-piece chamber-folk band that revels in Southern goth and gloom.

Wed., June 9, 8 p.m., 2010