You can't hear the phrase Planet of Ice and not think: cool. Fortunately, the Seattle band that so named its latest album will have no problem living up to the expectation. Minus the Bear has been cranking out cool indie rock since 2001. The band lends texture to its atmospheric guitar sound with frequent time-signature changes. And singer-guitarist Jake Snider sounds so laid-back when he waxes about driving too fast, the Northwest coastline or sharing a booth with someone else's girl. Chill with Minus the Bear in Lawrence tonight at The Granada (1020 Massachusetts, 785-842-1390) Also playing: Helio Sequence and Tiny Vipers. Tickets cost $15.
Wed., Oct. 24, 2007