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Recent music from Storm King, Triggers and Broken Fences

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Broken Fences
Stormy Clouds
(Self-released)

Beautiful, quiet, contemplative work from the folk duo with the velvet voices. Morgan Erina's singing recalls Joni Mitchell and Judy Dyble; Guy Russo supplies tender harmonies and takes some turns on lead. Much of the material on this four-song work recalls the '60s folk revival as much as it does anything going on today.

— Andy Mulkerin

BROKEN FENCES EP RELEASE/VIDEO PREMIERE. 6 p.m. Fri., Nov. 22. Club Café, 56 S. 12th St., South Side. $10-12. 412-431-4950 or www.clubcafelive.com

 

Storm King
Everything That's Meaningful in Your Life Will Be Destroyed
(Innervenus)

From the title onward, this record gets in your face. Combining some of the more antagonistic elements of thrash, hardcore, death and even — dare I say — groove metal, this record feels like getting clobbered in the pit. A sludged-up cover of Faith No More's "Surprise! You're Dead" fits seamlessly: a credit to the catchiness of the band's originals. Fun stuff.

— Margaret Welsh

STORM KING CD RELEASE. 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 23. Garfield Artworks, 4931 Penn Ave., Garfield. $7-10. 412-361-2262 or www.garfieldartworks.com

 

Triggers
What Part of Strangers Don't You Understand?
(Self-released)

Six new tunes from the indie-rock stalwarts; mostly mid-paced, driving stuff that plays to Triggers' strengths. Plenty of bands play guitars and synths; Triggers do it with a greater sense of harmony and urgency than many others. Adam Rousseau's clean vocals shine, sometimes recalling Elvis Costello. Well done!

— Andy Mulkerin

TRIGGERS EP RELEASE. 9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 22. Brillobox, 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. $7. 412-621-4900 or www.brillobox.net

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