Tues., Aug. 27, Deerhunter
Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, 8 p.m., $17
Deerhunter is one of those bands that makes you wonder if you'll still see the irreverent charm once you're all grown up and perhaps have unruly adolescents of your own. The indie rockers, originating from Atlanta circa the turn of the century, play music that runs the gamut from garage punk to melodic, spacey pop. Sometimes described as “shoegaze,” the band members do indeed spend a lot of stage time looking at their feet, but this show of introspection translates into a subtlety that sometimes explodes. The May release of Monomania is a return to a more garage-rock sound over the ethereal atmosphere of 2010's Halcyon Digest. 2708 J Street, http://deerhuntertheband.blogspot.com.