Christy & Emily+Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone+Ember Shrag+Meaner Pencil


Local ascending label and ultimate tastemakers Northern Spy own both cred to die for and a knack for booking shows of the highest order, and tonight is no exception. A world-class summit of avant-everything pioneers from across the Brooklyn DIY landscape kicks off with the ghostly opera-punk of cellist/voice theoretician Meaner Pencil before giving way to twangy folkstress Ember Schreg, whose most recent platter, The Sewing Room gorgeously intersects rustic finger-picking with an angelic croon, suggesting the rural nature of her band-mate, P.G. Six. Guitarist/viola magicians Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone represent the royal experimental-jazz guard while engrossing electro-popheads Christy & Emily will trance minds with poptones galore. COHAN

Wed., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., 2014