There are bands that return to form, and then there’s Minus The Bear when they return to form—because this is a band of many forms, each generally bristlier and spinier than the last. Tradition for these guys means songs that never do what you think they do just when you think they’re not going to do something else. (Confusing? Just listen to those leads!) Their new album, Infinity Overhead—don’t call it Infinity Overload, although that’s tempting—is MtB’s signature guitar-pop-prog with new vigor and energy and just a bit of synth-processing, especially on stand-out “Lonely Gun.” Some could call it fan service, some could just go, “Ahhhh!” and roll over in their headphones.
Sat., Nov. 10, 7 p.m., 2012