Guitarist and vocalist Brian Ring mixes his abstract roots with an earthy folk-pop for this particular project. His work here combines dark, cold, but affected-enough arrangements to sound like a futuristic mix of Roger Waters and Conor Oberst. When teamed with Sophie Turk on vocals, it adds an extra dimension to the stark themes presented in the writing. Putting on the finishing touches is Matt Mobley with his bass/cello brushstrokes. Lion or Gazelle has a vinyl album available from Chaperone Records and has appeared on KUMD, KUWS, the Current, The PlayList and KBJR.

6:15pm Sat 5/2 | Teatro Zuccone