Whether you define it as gloom rock, shoegaze or sad bastard, A Winter Downpour stays true to its sound by playing melancholy and reflective music. Frontman Alberto Serrano Rivera writes the skeletons of songs, then collaborates with guitarist Paul Connolly, bassist Kevin Zak, and drummer Ken Nyberg to hang some meat on those bones. “Our songwriting is communal, and we all look at each other for suggestions and input,” Serrano Rivera says. In 2012 the members released an album titled Vandrovec, I Need Help They hope to soon lay down eight tracks with Brian Ring of Lion or Gazelle and release an album this year.

10pm Sat 5/7 at Sir Benedict’s Tavern