Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings

Anathema/Alcest/Mamiffer

When: Fri., Sept. 20, 7 p.m. 2013

A self-described "atmospheric rock band," Liverpool's Anathema plays the kind of classically inspired heavy metal that just reeks of pretension. Appropriately, the band's newest release is a live album that pairs it with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra to play an ancient Roman Theatre in Bulgaria. It comes off as a rather highbrow ordeal. Admittedly, band members are rather skilled musicians and guitarist Vincent Cavanagh, who sounds a bit like Yes's Jon Anderson, has a terrific upper-register voice. The guys are hugely popular in Europe so seeing them at Peabody's will be a real treat. (Niesel)

Price: $14 ADV, $17 DOS

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