Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings

Nothing/Cloakroom/Nowhere

When: Mon., May 12, 8 p.m. 2014

There is something simultaneously timeless and firmly rooted in 1990s nostalgia about the shoegaze sound. Nothing’s debut LP, Guilty of Everything, forces everything good about the music to the front of the conversation. Frontman Dominic Palmero inserts an autobiographical tone into his lyrics, but, like so much of the great shoegaze music before him, keeps his singing down low in the mix and remains concealed by shadows of guitar. Speaking of which, the guitars on this album are alternately bone-crushing and sing-song sweet, calling to mind Hum’s Matt Talbott and Tim Lash. The bulk of the album worryingly treads monotonous territory, but the high points, including “Hymn to the Pillory” and “Endlessly,” are terrific. 8 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS. Beachland Tavern. (Sandy)

Price: $10 ADV, $12 DOS

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