Staff Pick: Bear in Heaven at The Basement

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Aficionados of synth-pop and facial hair alike have reason to turn out to The Basement this Saturday. Brooklyn trio Bear In Heaven will headline, in town to drum up interest in sophomore LP “I Love You, It’s Cool,” out April 3 on Hometapes.

Early singles “Sinful Nature” and “The Reflection of You” are steeped in dense electronic textures, but if their aesthetic is typical of today’s indie rock, their emotional resonance far exceeds most of their peers. And while frontman Jon Philpot’s gargantuan mustache has been trimmed down to stubble, one of his bandmates is obviously carrying the torch for fans of facial follicles.

Young Magic and Doldrums round out the bill.

The Basement

7 p.m. Friday, March 30

391 Neil Ave., Arena District