The Sea and Cake

At the very least, the dubious genre term "post-rock" has given us two solid if nearly identical puns: first, the excellent (and stylistically appropriate) Joan of Arc song "Post-Coitus Rock;" second, the Los Campesinos! lyric about "more post-coitus and less post-rock" from the ace song "Straight in at 101." To back up a bit: "post-rock" was meant to describe a handful of Chicago bands of the mid '90s, the Sea and Cake among them, who fused elements of jazz, exotica, and musique concrète to poor, old hapless indie rock. Led by Sam Prekop, an accomplished solo artist in his own right, the Sea and Cake's sound is lite, breezy, grooving if not exactly funky. Rock has survived, but so too has the Sea and Cake's unique take on it. With Lia Ices, Elba. ERIC GRANDY

Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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