Coming all the way from France, Aqua Nebula Oscillator creates atmospheric, unpredictable music with a psychedelic edge. The band states that it is inspired by many different forms of art, including horror and cult movies — an influence that can be heard clearly through its penchant for creating music with an otherworldly, ominous sense to it. Aqua's music alternates between heavy and metal-inspired to ethereal, acoustic tunes, both of which are infused with a knack for experimentation and noise. The band has played with The Dead Weather, The Black Angels, and Sky Saxon.
Aqua Nebula Oscillator performs with King Buffalo, The Rice Cakes, and Malarchuk on Friday, May 9, at The Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 8 p.m. $8-$10.