The Half Hearts would be the perfect house band in a sort of masquerade dream attended by Stevie Nicks, Freddie Mercury and Robert Smith. The band’s very existence proves all things work out for a reason, as the group was formed after its members dealt with heartache, floods, recession and campaign politics. Each member of the group contributes vocals to its cabaret of a sound, with Flip Arkulary’s crunchy guitar riffs, Robert Cox’s driving bass and Mitch Miller’s succinct drums. When Kay Stresman and Theo Brown’s keyboards are peppered in, the result has been dramatic, catchy and sometimes even eerie. The band’s debut album Uptown Sound was released in August.

12:30 a.m. Thurs 5/3 at Norm’s