Since 1997, the diehard Canadian indie-rock supergroup the New Pornographers has considered re-supergrouping every couple of years, working around its members’ main projects – which, with the exception of vocalist Neko Case’s solo albums, are invariably less well-known than the New Pornographers. A. C. Newman is the majority songwriter, Destroyer’s Dan Bejar the relief. All the albums are delightful, soaring, melodic power-pop, with 2014’s Brill Bruisers every bit as fresh and arresting as 2005’s critical favorite Twin Cinema.
Newman has been making a lot of appearances locally, and on Thursday, July 9 at 8 p.m., the whole supergroup plays the Bearsville Theater, with Thao and the Get Down Stay Down opening. Tickets cost $35. The Bearsville Theater is located at 291 Tinker Street in Woodstock. Visit www.bearsvilletheater.com for more information.