When: Mon., Sept. 25, 8 p.m. 2017
The War on Drugs is like an archeological dig. On top of a big-guitar ’80s-rock template — think Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and the Waterboys minus those annoying gated drums — TWoD mastermind Adam Granduciel has added layers of sparkling synths, chugging six-string and rumbling bass over the years. It can be hard to pin down what Granduciel is singing about, but that very elusive quality makes the songs grandiose and haunting. It is a sweeping sound and fury signifying — something.
Price: $33 and up.