Music: Left-of-center indie rock by Accidental Villain Wed., Apr. 24

Danbury group Accidental Villain plays Best Video Performance Space on Wednesday, Apr. 24. The show starts at 8 PM and the cover is a sliding scale of $5-10 (pay what you can in that range).

Accidental Villain was formed in 2015 by composer Barry Seroff as an outlet for songs he was writing after dealing with a bitter divorce. Joined by bassist Justin Virga of Phoenix Tree fame, acclaimed visual artist Lindsey Howard Edwards and jazz/world drummer Yoni Olieski, the band recorded their debut self titled album over the course of a day in Brooklyn. The songs ranged from the dark mundanity of life with an ex to celebrations of sexual deviance, through a compositional voice that cannot be nailed down through genre. The connecting fibers are the musicians themselves, whose distinct voices can be heard through even the most disparate of sounds.

Since the release, the band has played through the Danbury area honing their energetic live show and adding new songs to the mix highlighting the healing process after tragedy and the beauty that eventually shows itself. Yoni was replaced by local drummer Jerry Louzada, whose addition gave the material a more rock flair. Accidental Villain continues to push boundaries with their distinct originals and inventive covers to audience delights everywhere.

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