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Saturday, Oct. 26, The Crux


Indie rockers Menomena are a force of musical mystery. On the heels of a cross-country tour and 2012's weighty Moms—which Pitchfork called, "without doubt the most aggressive record Menomena have ever made—the Portland, Ore.-based band returns to Boise, reminding us to thank our lucky stars for the City of Trees' proximity to the City of Roses. By employing odd instruments like glockenspiel and baritone saxophone while also paying attention to important details like melodic vocal harmonies, Menomena is the best kind of strange.