Anathallo is a large group of young'uns from the Midwest who unite an orchestra of instruments into dynamic, fluid, and gorgeous music that doesn't sound at all clunky and weird like Sufjan Stevens or depressed and contrived like Bright Eyes. The songs, loosely based on romantic Japanese folklore, are woven together with layers of piano, bells, percussion, hand clapping, foot stomping, flutes, horns, whistles, voices, cowbells, guitars, and strings. Seeing it live will blow your mind. (Atlas Clothing & Music, 1515 Broadway, 323-0960. 8 pm, $9, all ages.)

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