Smart bets: Creepoid

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If you’re going to check out Creepoid at the band’s Odditorium show, plan to spend at least half of the concert attempting to identify all of the ’90s rock icons conjured by the group’s most recent releases. They’re all in there somewhere — the breathy vocals of Billy Corgan’s “Tonight, Tonight,” the dissonant acoustic strummings of Pavement and even some heavy-duty Bush-era power chords. The Philadelphia-based quartet has a penchant for using elementary inputs to sculpt a hauntingly graceful sound, which it promptly (and purposefully) shatters by thrusting a wailing electric guitar into the listener’s ear. Creepoid’s unassuming tunes offer a breath of fresh air to combat the ever-present vacuum of ostentatious rock music. The band plays The Odditorium on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. $5. ashevilleodditorium.com. Photo courtesy of the band

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