Photograph: Chris Woo
El Rey Theatre , Los Angeles Thursday January 17 2013 20:00
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The poppy indie-rock group Pinback might seem 180 degrees removed from the dazzling virtuosity of outfits like Battles, but at its best, the San Diego crew’s music is only slightly less architecturally exquisite. The soaring hooks of singer-songwriters Rob Crow and Zach Smith keep the long-running band—touring in support of its fifth full-length—sounding warm, even when its arrangements tilt toward the brainily angular.

Venue name: El Rey Theatre
Address: 5515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

Event phone: 714-957-0600