California-born musician Cass McCombs has always carried himself with an air of mystery.

California-born musician Cass McCombs has always carried himself with an air of mystery.

His music can be similarly difficult to pin down. Early on in his decade-long career the singer-songwriter had a tendency to fill his tunes with slippery asides, half-truths and all manner of cloaked, enigmatic musings. McCombs’ latest, “Big Wheel and Others,” still arrives with more questions than answers, but there’s a sense throughout the musician is gradually coming into greater focus.

Meat Puppets also perform.

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