The Showbox Downtown
Sat., Jan. 13, 9 p.m. 2018 All Ages
Recommended by Leilani Polk
The Montreal art-rock band that’s not Arcade Fire (but has some early ties to it), Wolf Parade had a well-regarded, Polaris-nominated debut in 2005’s Apologies to the Queen Mary (which introduced Spencer Krug’s wildly dramatic and idiosyncratic vocals in the roiling, synth-driven “I’ll Believe in Anything”), and then followed it with two more solid LPs before taking a hiatus in 2011. Wolf Parade returned in 2016 and dropped a fourth studio album last year, Cry Cry Cry, which has definite David Bowie appeal but is starker, darker, and more post-punk groove-oriented than past efforts. Openers Charly Bliss are a New York City outfit with power-pop tendencies and a frontwoman whose vocals are so sweet, they damn near hurt the teeth.