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Empty Space Orchestra, Black Pussy, Frogburd 

When: Wed., Dec. 14, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $5
If Empty Space Orchestra's songs had lyrics, they would feature complicated narratives involving centaurs, Nietzsche, and intergalactic space travel. This is not to imply that they are pretentious or twee; the quintet have made a name for themselves based on the trail of melted faces left in their wake. But they do assume a certain level of sophistication on the part of the listener—somebody who is not uncomfortable navigating the intersections of post and prog and psychedelic without any words to guide them, while simultaneously dealing with burst eardrums. Somebody who likely knows a thing or two about existential philosophy and science fiction. Empty Space Orchestra may be really loud, but that doesn't keep them from breaking out a flute or saxophone when it suits their whims. But not even shiny woodwinds can distract from the force of nature that is 24-year-old drummer Lindsey Elias. REBECCA WILSON

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