Brent Knopf was the polymath co-founder of Portland’s Menomena, the impressively (or was that intimidatingly?) creative band that would reverse-engineer their live songs from an insane collection of custom loops—kind of like an indie rock band deciding to reproduce every detail of Paul’s Boutique live, except even more daring. But in 2011, Knopf left Menomena (amiably!) for his own Ramona Falls, a band that’s been taking indie-pop apart and reassembling it pixel by pixel for two full albums now. Does anyone reading this like Nick Nicely? Because he did what Knopf does—match imagination and home-brewed technology to make songs that know no limits.
Mon., Feb. 25, 8 p.m., 2013
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