As the principal songwriter for Vancouver, B.C., indie darlings DESTROYER and the New Pornographers, Dan Bejar is fast becoming one of the most accomplished songwriters of the times. With Destroyer's latest album, Trouble in Dreams (Merge), Bejar tempers a reflexive palette, shaped by a lifetime of crafting lo-fi folk music and breezy pop absurdism, with strong melodies and the kind of rock-song grandeur that only full band arrangements can offer. Andre Ethier, who is best-known as the frontman for Toronto garage-rock outfit the Deadly Snakes, steps out Mon., APRIL 28, to embrace the traditions of simple and stripped-down singer/songwriting fare. $12. 9 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Road. 404-552-3950. www.badearl.com.
(Photo courtesy of Merge Records)