Eight Gigs: Antemasque
Tues., April 14, 7 p.m., Ace of Spades, $20
Antemasque's self-titled debut came out quietly late last year but gained popularity after the band started touring. While the band features former members of At the Drive-In and the Mars Volta (Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala), their music is always changing at a pace too rapid for their own fans to keep up. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea did play on and help record their album, but he's not a member. Instead, the group is rounded out by Dave Elitch on drums and Marfred Rodríguez-López on bass. Fans of Omar and Cedric's previous bands will love the catchy “4AM,” hooks in songs like “50,000 Kilowatts,” and the sheer power of “Providence.” 1417 R Street, http://antemasque.com.