Nick Maynard's "The Future: Part I" is an electro-pop concept album revolving around a world that is entirely of his own invention. Maynard ushers his listeners into a different dimension and time, though his overall arching theme is familiar and timeless. Maynard has managed to unite almost-theatrical lyrics with bubbly, dancey pop hooks — no easy feat. The long-awaited sequel to "Part I" will premiere at The Bug Jar at this show, continuing Maynard's peculiar epic.
Nick Maynard will perform "The Future: Part II" with Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Little Ruckus, and B.C. Likes You! on Thursday, August 8, 8 p.m., at The Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $6-$8. Bugjar.com.