In the New Pornographers, Dan Bejar wrote the group’s most passionate and perturbing songs. His hyper-literate eclectic solo catalogue could warrant graduate studies. But on this year’s Kaput, his Destroyer vamps on the last-call glamour of Roxy Music’s Avalon to create seething drama from New Romantic synth solos and sexy saxophones, and the result is his artistic triumph. A warm, if sarcastic, live performer, Bejar and Co.’s showcase tonight should illustrate his softer side. With the War on Drugs.
Sun., April 3, 8 p.m., 2011