April 23 The Empty Spaces w/ Honey and Darling & Blue Lights Shine Bright O’Leaver’s, 1322 S. Saddle Creek Rd. 9:30 p.m., $5, oleavers.com Based in Kansas City, the Empty Spaces is just one of Mat Shoare’s many projects that have ranged from pop punk in high school to metal and finally settling comfortably into indie rock. The Empty Spaces began as a solo project and evolved into a three piece while recording its self-titled album released last fall. The Empty Spaces’ energetic vocals backed by lush and at times retro-ish rock accompaniment make for a formidable complement to labelmate Honey and Darling’s sweet and edgy pop and Blue Lights Shine Bright’s pondering instrumentals, creating the perfect lineup for O’Leaver’s tiny, charming stage.


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