Live Bands

Yardsss, Tony Brown, Maidenhair, Matt Dargan

When: Fri., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. 2016

Krist Krueger isn’t known for his creative song titles. Instead, each of his Yardsss works, or case studies, focuses on building off of electronic ideas. Consider the one-man show’s recent EP titled 333; the two songs on the disc are called “3331” and “3332.” His other albums also follow that numbered structure. The format is simply a tip-off that you’re in for something entirely intricate. While the aurally stunning tunes are supposed to make you think (Kruger is inspired by modern composer John Cage, after all), it’s also OK to just let the vibrant, mostly instrumental layers wash over you. On Friday, the Chicago/Portland-based artist comes to Spokane to share the audio-visual and multidisciplinary show he’s calling “Parablesss [in three parts].”

Laura Johnson

Price: $5