Hi Red Center Recommended in New City

February 10, 2009

Hi Red Center/Empty Bottle

Electronic/Dance, Indie Rock, Rock

RECOMMENDED

Take an instrumental quartet, mash it up and you’ll get the vibrating strings of an electric guitar, a vibraphone, unpredictable drums and elfen chorus vocals. This is Hi Red Center—a band touring its second album, “Assemblage,” with a trunk of songs about Frisbees, obscure addresses and contracting cars. It’s quirky as hell with harmonizing vocals and layers of mathematical, electronic sound that weaves in and out of coordination; while staying in control, the music seems often on the verge of falling apart. In such instances, it cools, slows down a little, and then again explodes in a playful crescendo.  Undoubtedly a great show. (Caroline Picard)

February 10 at Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, (773)276-3600, 9pm. $8.

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