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Suuns with Black Angels


A demo-turned-label debut, Suuns' October 2010 LP Zeroes QC (Secretly Canadian) doesn't feel comfortable in either category. It doesn't feel comfortable anywhere. The Quebecan rock band's current single, "Pie IX," is uneasy to the point of queasiness: sung in a distorted, indecipherable serial killer's whisper (best guess: "Would you like to kick it with me/ Would you like to kick it?") with its spare handclaps, stray guitars and flitting shakers on distraction duty while a dying fluorescent-bulb bass hum slowly snuffs out the lights. Suuns (pronounced "soons") is comprised of deliberate sound sculptors, drawing attention more for the precise moods brought on by their sounds — itchy "Marauder," seething "Arena," teeth bared on affronted opener "Armed For Peace" — than their songs. But there's a madness to their method. Headlining Austin, Texas' Black Angels, whose November visit to Tipitina's with Black Mountain was a relentless double set of droning night visions. Tickets $15. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

March 31

Suuns with Black Angels

8 p.m. Thursday

One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361;

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