Show preview: Chvrches play the Masonic this Thurs., October 8

To the dismay of singer/songwriter Lauren Mayberry, her alluring appearance often seems to be first thing people want to discuss when it comes to her dark and excellent synth-pop band, Chvrches. Every Open Eye, the latest unapologetically twisted release by the Scottish trio, may finally be visceral enough to shift the conversation to their musical merits.

Starts at 7 p.m.; 500 Temple St., Detroit; 313-832-7100; themasonic.com; tickets are $30.50.


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Mike McGonigal

Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...
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