Violinist Gaelynn Lea Tressler and the ubiquitous Alan Sparhawk formed the Murder of Crows in 2011, when the duo performed a live soundtrack to the Lon Chaney film The Penalty at Zinema 2. Sparhawk takes on the baritone guitar and provides a slow and winding foundation for Lea’s haunting and melodious violin. It’s good music to walk past a cemetery to, in black and white, while pondering existence. The band began recording in January for a new EP to follow up the 2012 release Imperfecta.

6pm Fri 5/6 at Beaner’s Central