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L.A.’s Corners do desolate post-punk with heavy synthesizers and probably even heavier sentiment. If the title Maxed Out on Distractions doesn’t get the message across, their desperately anxious live sets will. Naturally, there are plenty of British and continental influences at work here, which helps Corners sound like a band whose childhoods took place during wartime. Fans of Clan of Xymox, Xmal Deutschland, the eerier moments of Wire and of course Joy Division will recognize this vocabulary immediately. (And audiophiles will revel in the kind of impeccable recording that happens when most of the band members double as studio engineers.) With support from three excellent locals: Wipers vibers Adult Books and their ferocious “Telepathic Love” cover, faster-louder punkers Girl Tears and Destroy All Monsters–via–Bikini Kill–ers Death Valley Girls.

Tue., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 02/10/15)