If you're a fan of the groups in which Amy Farina and Ian MacKaye have played, you will find things to like in their collaborative project, the Evens. Although their albums don't initially sound like their previous and much beloved bands—such as the Warmers, Fugazi, or Minor Threat—Farina and MacKaye's rapport brings out the best of their abilities. Farina's drumming creeps and lulls with airy restraint, while MacKaye's baritone guitar fills the space with burly riffs. Their lyrical interplay feeds off of each other as well—where Farina is elegiac and yearning, MacKaye is stern and brooding. Without relying on the brute force of traditional punk or hardcore, the Evens are incredibly tense and disarming, giving fury to quotidian indignities in a whole new way. Vera Project, 8 pm, $8 adv/$10 DOS.