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Broken Spindles Play Tonight

We Midwesterners have to stick together. Broken Spindles is the solo project of one Joel Peterson, a member of The Faint and the one-off project Beep Beep, all out of Omaha, Neb.

The music is what you might expect from a Faint side project, interesting little combinations of electronica, sparse piano, and moody, moody indie rock. With a limited palette and a one-man, lo-fi vibe, Spindles are quite diverse, ranging from electro-orchestral instrumental excursions to more, straightforward guitar-driven pop.

The music’s coherence lies in a consistency of mood; think dark and pre-apocalyptic. Think Radiohead. Nebraska probably inspires that sort of thing.

Broken Spindles play tonight at the Canopy Club. Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets are $8. Reds and Mordechai in the Mirror open.

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