But the disease has come back. There are a few local acts that are picking up the fallen banner of experimentation and running through the dirty streets with it. One of these bands is Plexus Loom. An interesting blend of late-era Swans darkness and a Tindersticks-meets-Woody-Guthrie penchant for acoustic instruments that benefits immensely from the fact that when the band plays live, the two vocalists, Jason Reed and Elicia Capehart, produce some of the tightest and strangest vocal harmonies you'll ever hear. And, on some songs, Capehart can even pull off playing a flute without conjuring any Jethro Tull jokes from the crowd. That is a huge feat in itself. Treat yourself to something different this Thursday.