Caspian + Moving Mountains + O'Brother

Phtograph: Evan Tetraualt
Caspian
Bowery Ballroom, Lower East Side Sunday December 9 2012 20:00
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It’s difficult to listen to the title track from Massachusetts post-rock combo Caspian’s latest EP, Hymn for the Greatest Generation, without feeling a twinge of melancholy. As the regal instrumental cut slowly builds to a majestic, string-adorned climax, then settles back into stillness, you can only imagine how hard it’s been for the band to soldier on in the wake of bassist Chris Friedrich’s untimely death in August. Still, there’s perseverance in Caspian’s throaty power chords, a sensation that endures throughout the six-song disc. Coheadliner 65daysofstatic, from Sheffield, England, forgoes orchestral maneuvers in favor of electronic sheen on the recently released Wild Light, promising an eclectic double bill.—Steve Smith

Venue name: Bowery Ballroom
Contact:
Address: 6 Delancey St
New York
10002
Cross street: between Bowery and Chrystie St
Opening hours: Daily 7pm–4am
Transport: Subway: B, D to Grand St; J, Z to Bowery; 6 to Spring St
Price: $17, advance $15