The B-52s' Cindy Wilson branches out on her own with electropop show at Will's Pub


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Yes, it’s that Cindy Wilson. But with the great renown of being a cornerstone of the B-52's comes great baggage. To get to the essence of what she’s currently doing as a solo artist, a lot of unpacking is necessary. First, before every wedding DJ ever cumulatively beat us all down with “Love Shack,” the B-52's were a legit alternative phenomenon and a genuine product of the American underground. Second, and most importantly for those still wary, Wilson’s new solo material is almost opposite to her smash band. Going back to the creative roots in her native Athens soil, she’s rounded up a credentialed list of collaborators from that city’s famous indie scene to roll with her, people from acts like Easter Island, PacificUV and Powerkompany. Shimmering with clean electronics and pastel psychedelia, the result is stylishly restrained pop music that’s closer to Stereolab than the B-52's. (Wilson posted on her Facebook page that this set will be dedicated to the memory of Billy Manes.)

with the Pauses, the Sh-Booms | 9 p.m. Thursday, July 27 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | | $12-$15