still makes challenging music. The band's refusal to play by conventional record-making rules has served it well over the years: Its first two albums, The Modern Dance
and Dub Housing
, are conceptual-sound masterpieces. On its latest CD, Why I Hate Women
, Pere Ubu (led by corpulent frontman David Thomas) find ways to crawl into the corners of whatever sonic landscape it's excavating and emerge with an uncanny, otherworldly, and totally original take on pop music.
Fri., Nov. 24, 9 p.m.