Live Tonight: Cataldo, XVIII Eyes, Fruit Bats, Nightlands

Cataldo Seattle pop songsmith Eric Anderson recently completed his fourth full-length album under the Cataldo moniker, a moody and moving addition to his soulful pop portfolio. But this isn’t a record release show; the album, currently bearing the title LP4, is due next year. Rather, this is a band relaunch, during which Anderson will test out some of that fresh material and trot out a new stage show—which, among other things, will debut the songwriter’s clean-shaven face. With Night Cadet, Silver Torches. Barboza. 8 p.m. $10 adv. MARK S. BAUMGARTEN

XVIII Eyes, Chop Suey. See our review of the band’s new album, I’ll Keep You, here .

Fruit Bats, Neptune. Read our preview here .

Nightlands started when Philadelphia multi-instrumentalist (and War on Drugs bassist) Dave Hartley recorded the music in his dreams on a bedside recorder and then added lush, intricate instrumentation and vocal harmonies in the studio. His second full-length, Oak Island, arrived early this year, filled with entrancing pop lullabies about space and spirituality. For this tour, Hartley is playing without a band, stripping the songs down to their most elemental state, perhaps arriving closer to the dreams whence they came. With USF. Sunset Tavern. 9 p.m. $8. MSB

 
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