Friday, April 19, 2024

For lovers of creative, genre-crossing music, Wednesday will be a good night.

Local art rock quintet Jaggery – who have a genre all to themselves and call it “enigmatic dark avant chamber pop” – will be on stage with the “art-witch song-telling” of Oakland, Calif.-based Faun Fables and the “fearlessly ambitious freak-folk-meets-glam-rock” Providence, R.I.-based Arc Iris.

Here are some clips and critical warm fuzzies about each band:

Faun Fables creates “music of near-frightening beauty . . . rendered with an intensity akin to supernatural force,” according to Nashville Scene.

Arc Iris “brims with whimsy and flights of fancy, informed as much by Joni Mitchell as it is by ’70s prog-rock, Björk’s sonic experiments and sweeping film soundtracks,” The Boston Globe said.

Jaggery is “capable of producing whirlwind rock crescendos that snarl, bite and spit fire, just before slowing down to a calm breeze gentle enough to lull a baby to sleep,” Howl magazine said, “and walks the line between genius and insanity that only the most adventurous dare to explore.”

The show is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square. Doors are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.