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Since reuniting in 2010, Guided by Voices have already released five albums, with a sixth, Cool Planet, reportedly on the way. That's a life's work for most groups, and that's not counting the Dayton, Ohio, alt-rock band's prolific output since the early 1980s. On top of all that, bandleader Robert Pollard often engages in various side projects under such names as Airport 5, Go Back Snowball and Circus Devils. No matter what he calls himself, Pollard always combines tuneful power-pop melodies with clever lyrics, whether he's reveling in being a big fish in a small pond (“Littlest League Possible”) or finding salvation in factories (“Laundry & Lasers”). Bobby Bare Jr., the son of country great Bobby Bare, is a contemplative folk-Americana bard who's already the subject of a documentary, Don't Follow Me (I'm Lost).

Fri., June 13, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 06/13/14)

LA Weekly