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Saturday, January 30, 2010

What to Do Tonight: The Antlers

Posted By on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 8:06 AM

In a rare coup for Akron’s struggling live music scene, one of indie rock’s most fawned-upon acts of 2009 will headline a special show at Musica (51 E. Market St., 330.374.1114, akronmusica.com), a week before embarking on a national tour with U.K. post-punkers Editors. The Antlers went from anonymity to adoration last year with the release of the dark, delicate and often moving Hospice. Much like Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon a year earlier, Antlers frontman Peter Silberman became a poster child for the creative use of isolation. But rather than holing up in a cabin in Wisconsin, Silberman recorded Hospice’s intimate tracks over a two-year period in his Brooklyn apartment. The album was self-released last spring, and after taking off via Internet buzz, it was re-released by an indie label in August. While it seems the Antlers came out of nowhere, Silberman had previously released a pair of solo LPs as well as two EPs with the expanded Antlers lineup of drummer Michael Lerner and keyboardist Darby Cicci. The trio will perform tonight, and it’s a safe bet that it won’t be a show with a great deal of goofing around. After all, the songs on Hospice follow a rather heavy thematic thread of death, helplessness and loss. That’s not to say it’s entirely depressing; sometimes a good cry can leave you feeling better at the end of the day. Just bring tissues. Wild Boy of Averyon and Annabel open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. — Andrew Clayman

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