With Femme Fatality and Superargo; also Friday, January 23, at Mojo's in Columbia.
At its first show, Unicorns took the stage brandishing a boombox loaded with a Dio tape, the raw materials needed to make ten peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, barbells and an old slide projector -- anything to distract the crowd from its threadbare two-song set list. These days, this Canadian duo knows many more tunes, but it still provides complete sensory stimulation. Relying on an instrumental arsenal that includes, among dozens of other attractions, a Speak & Math machine, an electric saxophone and a keytar, Unicorns decorate their beautiful vocal melodies with garish garnish. Sharing this stellar bill is Superargo, the Lawrence artist who puts the party in performance-arty.