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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