Concert preview: Exit Verse

Joel Oliphint

Known best as the former bandleader of Boston trio Karate, a post-rock act that called it quits in 2005, Geoff Farina has since launched an acoustic trio (Glorytellers) and collaborated with Chris Brokaw of Come and Codeine while teaching music history and theory at DePaul University.

Farina formed Chicago power trio Exit Verse in 2013, and the band's sophomore releaseGrant No Glory, released late last month, may get lost in the mix of holidays and end-of-the-year lists, but that doesn't make a taut, politically charged rocker like "This Machine" any less urgent.(Safe bet)

Rumba Cafe

9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10

2507 Summit St., North Campus

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