Something Upbeat

Bell's hosts The New Pornographers

The Canadian indie group The New Pornographers will bring its nearly two decades of power synth-pop to Bell’s Eccentric Café, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Aug. 17.

The band, whose music has been described as “peppy” and whose harmonies have been called “closely blended” by Pitchfork, is touring to promote its seventh album, Whiteout Conditions, and will perform on the Bell’s Beer Garden stage.

Ought, a post-punk band from Montreal, will open for The New Pornographers.

Tickets are $35 in advance or $38 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit or call 382-2332.