[ JAZZ ]
Though their name sounds like a junk-mail come-on, the din raised by The Home of Easy Credit is far from ingratiating and would be difficult to simply discard. The husband-and-wife duo of bassist Tom Blancarte and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen is more evocative of the name's actual source, a sign on an abandoned department store in a run-down section of Blancarte's native Houston. The Danish-born Jensen's primal-Björk howls and electronic drones combine with Blancarte's screeching bowed bass to construct desolate aural landscapes as dense and haunting as an urban ghost town; her wraithlike flute or melancholy sax mixed with his scurrying lines suggest the hope of the surviving stragglers. Their partnership never explodes with the one-upsmanship of some avant-jazz combinations, but always gels into coherent if at times disturbing ideas.
Sun., June 17, 8 p.m., $7, with Interplay and Evan Levine, Café Clave, 4305 Locust St., riprig.com.