Until last week, people rarely linked Steve Perry with the local group Eels, but both were in the news when Mark Everett and company somehow managed to convince the reclusive former singer of Journey to sit in with the band at a recent concert in Minneapolis. Perry and Everett would seem to be polar opposites: The Eels frontman pens contrarian, curmudgeonly anthems with subversively brainy lyrics, whereas Perry's oeuvre with Journey was largely bombastic and simplistic – and yet the pair have been friends for awhile now. Who knows if Perry will reappear tonight as Everett rummages through the dourly mellow ballads from Eels' new album, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett? The bill commences with the darkly alluring and moodily enchanting passages of Chelsea Wolfe, who will probably never cover “Wheel in the Sky.”
Wed., June 11, 8 p.m., 2014
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