Ezra Furman, Christian Taylor, Accordions, Beat Debris

When: Fri., Aug. 19, 8 p.m. 2011

The Chicago-based Ezra Furman, who usually performs with his backing band, The Harpoons, stops by Big Car Gallery Friday for a solo acoustic set, joined by a few local compatriots in the fractured indie-rock and -folk world. Furman’s a plenty insightful songwriter, given to multiple rhymes within a single line and stories about prostitutes and the mean streets of Springfield, Ill. Taylor has a weirdly economical style: like Marmoset’s Jorma Whittaker, he can take a few absurd lines, stretch them out into a half-song and somehow make it all click in an unconventional way. With a couple local bands: Accordions, a folk-rock outfit that deploys zither and singing saw; and Beat Debris, whose latest album was released earlier this year by Big Car as part of their record-a-year project.

Price: $5, all-ages

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