Mr. History, Now Now Sleepyhead, New Inhabitants
Kansas City Mo. band Mr. History headlines a local set at the Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass., tonight. The band specializes in slow-building, eventually rapturous songs that leave room for improvisation and experimentation before lead vocalist Anna Cole steers the music onto a more lyrical course. They are joined by Now Now Sleepyhead, a fellow KC band with significantly tighter songs that owe a certain amount of influence to '80s New Wave, Ska and traditional rock. New Inhabitants is a late addition to the bill, which rounds out an excellent Sunday show.