Wednesday: Poliça

Updated 4/24/2013

Nationally buzzing band does First Ave with Night Moves. Plus: math-rock softies Tera Melos.

Photo by Cameron Wittig


8:30 p.m. • First Avenue • 18-plus • sold out

Much like Trampled by Turtles did last week, Poliça is wrapping up a steady year of international touring with a hometown gig at the club where it launched its album’s release. If there happens to be any doubt the two-drummered, ethereal throb-rock quartet maintained its buzz in that time, this show follows a two-weekend stint at the Coachella Music Fest and the release of a new single, “Tiff,” which features longtime pal Justin Vernon of Bon Iver on guest vocals. Psychedelic twang-poppers Night Moves open along with Ronia, a new duo featuring Dark Dark Dark singer Nona Marie and electronic whiz Mark McGee. Chris Riemenschneider

Tera Melos

9 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • $10-$12

For its third album, this Sacramento trio designed a cool cocktail of Battles-borrowed riffs, a few power chords and wispy, shoegazey vocals, vigorously shaken and served with a jazz garnish. On the week-old “X’ed Out,” the math-rock softies hit a lucidly heady bull’s-eye with carefully coiffed layers of pointy guitars and feathered melodies. Labelmates (and NRA indie Brits?) This Town Needs Guns, also touting a temperately proggy new record, and locals Self-Evident open. Michael Rietmulder