Music Around Town

Destroyer

When: Fri., June 15 2012

Over the past two decades, Dan Bejar has evolved Destroyer from a low-fi folk group to a band that's consistently exploring a wider range of styles and sounds. Bejar says he and the seven other musicians who make up Destroyer these days are all about bringing up a specific time and place on their current tour: “We’re going for an aging, wine-sloshed, late-night-song feel.” Bejar – who's also a member of the New Pornographers – compares his role to a soul singer leading an ace group as it lays down blues-rooted grooves. “Everyone is a pretty bad-ass musician, so we’re flying pretty fast and loose,” he says. That means songs from the entire Destroyer catalog are being tweaked for the stage. “This band has probably learned twice as many songs as any Destroyer band in the past,” says Bejar. “We’re playing songs that haven’t been played in ages and some that have never been played in the studio. It’s nice to assemble a group of people, present the skeleton of something, and see what happens.” With Sandro Perri. 9 p.m. Tickets: $15. – Adam Burroughs

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