The term "art rock" originated in the late 60's when artists like David Bowie and Brian Eno began to expand the conceived limits of rock music. By its very nature, the genre's scope is immense, so to simply call Lazlo HoLLyfeld an art-rock band would be nearsighted. This Buffalo-based outfit is in the business of making instrumental, emotional journeys, blending the minimalism of post-rock with moments of vibrant, electro-infused beats, and atmospheric, jazzy experimentation. The sound is sweeping, tactile, and magnetic. It's Explosions in the Sky meets a sleep-deprived Duke Ellington. Really. Check it out.
Lazlo HoLLyfeld performs with B.C. Likes You! and Wisdom Kids Tuesday, April 30, 9 p.m. at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $6-$8. bugjar.com.