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The Potomac Accord

9 p.m. Saturday, September 3. The Heavy Anchor. 5226 Gravois Avenue.

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Whatever direction piano-oriented indie rock takes in St. Louis, the Potomac Accord will be there, if only unconsciously, in shadows and echoes. Formed as a trio in 2000, the band, led by quavering singer, guitarist and keyboardist Andy Benn and drummer Jerry Green, released two studio albums: Silver Line On a Black Sea and In One-Hundred Years the Prize Will Be Forgotten, and toured far and wide on the dark, lyrical strength of its glow-through-the-gloom sound. Somewhere between New Order and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the band erupts into Neil Young guitar grinds and post-jazz improvisations when you'd least expect it.

What To Expect: After a four-year respite, who can say precisely where the Potomac Accord is headed, but fans of experimental, pop-conscious music should follow.

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