indie, 9 p.m.
The guys in Zonaea claim they’re all about the dissonance. “We’re experimental noise. It’s getting more subdued and subtle as we keep going, but it will always remain somewhat abrasive and loud with really pretty melodies,” says singer and guitarist Doug Robertson. Zonaea has been playing together under various names for about 15 years; last year they released As the Stars Collapse. Robertson says, “The way we play now is such a natural unit, and it’s a band that’s more than the sum of its parts.” The group finished up recording their new album in June and plan on releasing it this October, although Zonaea will unveil four of the new tracks at this Friday’s show. “Two blend into a song about existential longing that we call ‘Ghost Cycle,’” Robertson says. “It starts out as probably some of the softest discordant stuff that we’ve ever played, and then it gets into the heavy and heavy metal. There’s a force to it.” —Michaela Michienzi FRIDAY