Georgia art-rock band Mothers brings enthralling new LP to Crowbar in Ybor City

Brother Cephus and Surface to Air Missive open the show.

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click to enlarge Kristine Leschper of Mothers, which plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on September 29, 2018. - Tonje Thilesen
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Kristine Leschper of Mothers, which plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on September 29, 2018.

Mothers’ music wasn’t always the most accessible listen, but a new album from the Kristine Leschper rock band ups the ante on that notion. Released this month, Render Another Ugly Method is a shapeshifting 11-song effort packed with polyrhythmic song structures, choruses that fall unexpectedly from the sky and other moments which catch listeners off guard with a sound that’s both has vast as an Ansel Adams portrait and as succinct as the most pointed, poignant passages of a Raymond Carver short story. Taylor Ross’s oddball-pop Surface To Air Missive project opens the show, which kicks off early thanks to a rare set from Best of the Bay-winning Tampa rock band Brother Cephus.

Mothers w/Surface to Air Missive/Brother Cephus. Sat. Sept. 29, 8 p.m. $12-$15. Crowbar, 1812 N. 17th St., Ybor City. ticketfly.com.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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