MINUS THE BEAR's shifty arrangements are shaped by prog and math rock, infused with soothing Northwestern pop melodicism reminiscent of Death Cab and Modest Mouse. Their latest, Omni, signals a new direction into soul and dancier, synth-driven tones. Everest and Young the Giant also perform. $20-$22.50. 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. 404-524-7354. www.variety-playhouse.com.