Eight Gigs: Harm

Thu., Jan. 7, 7 p.m., Addison’s Bicycle Repairium, $5

Defying the laws of genres, Harm blends the classical sounds of cello and clarinet with—wait for it—hip-hop, chamber-style vocal harmonies, beatboxing and a multilayered experimental orchestra that includes banjo and acoustic and bass guitars. To peel back even more layers, this group from Alaska uses its music as a platform for lyrical activism with songs that explore themes of gender, sexuality and violence. Check out Harm’s music video for “Between a Rock & a Rock (is the distance spent searching for fertile soil)” on the band’s website to prep before the show. DoofyDoo will also perform. 2311 S Street, www.harmalaska.com.