The Day After…’s moody, ashen alt-rock is like a kettle set to boil, slow-simmering at first, before eventually screaming to life in a rush of emotion. The band’s latest disc, the aptly titled “Black Heart Symphony,” is both biting and blissful, with vocalist/guitarist Jenine Cali singing in an urgent whelp that shoots at least a few rays of sunshine through even the darkest of clouds.
See The Day After… at 10 p.m. Thursday at the Bunkhouse, 1254 S. 11th St. Call 384-4536.
— By JASON BRACELIN