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Live Music

The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

When: Fri., Oct. 10, 8 p.m. 2014

A.C. Newman has moved on from the life-changing events—including the passing of a family member—he explored on his 2012 solo album, Shut Down the Streets. In the band's online bio, he says that Brill Bruisers, the recent album he created with Canadian seven-piece supergroup The New Pornographers, is a "celebration record. After periods of difficulty, I am at a place where nothing in my life is dragging me down, and the music reflects that." Bright, spangly and energetic, Brill Bruisers is full of dance-friendly '80s-pop sounds that influenced The New Pornographers, and features plenty of seamless vocal harmonies between Newman, Neko Case and Kathryn Calder. Album highlights include synth-tastic rocker "War on the West Coast" and the massive and soaring title track. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will open. (Kolbie Stonehocker)

Price: $23 in advance, $26 day of show