1/9: Uzizi at The Wincester

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Medieval-inspired alt-rock with a 12-piece choir? That’s Uzizi, the brainchild of local musician Craig Matis, who’s led the band since the mid-’80s. The melodies he writes are inspired by 19th-century Western European sacred harp music. The appropriately costumed band — the quintet includes a fiddle player along with the usual rock instruments — is pushing its latest album, Loss and Wonder, where the lyrics vary from religious themes to more worldly concepts, depending on Matis’ level of inspiration. Uzizi play the Winchester (12112 Madison Ave. 216.226.5681) at 9 p.m. Tickets: $7. — Ernest Barteldes

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