U Sco, Hang the Old Year, Oker

When: Fri., June 28, 7 p.m. 2013

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Instrumental progcore band U Sco's new-ish LP, Nest, has just been released on cassette tape via New Atlantis Records, after having been available digitally since November. And it's still great. U Sco effortlessly synthesize aspects of classic progressive rock à la Red-era King Crimson with the arresting force of post-hardcore and weirdo indie rock bands like Shellac and early Dismemberment Plan. The three musicians in U Sco are all technically flawless—by the end of the group's set, guitarist/songwriter Ryan Miller is covered in sweat, despite the fact that he never actually visibly exerts himself (it's all from focusing, man). And drummer Phil Cleary—also of Duck. Little Brother, Duck!—could very well be the best drummer in town. The result is a band whose music is highly complex and inherently technical, yet brimming with heart. It's truly something else. MORGAN TROPER

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