Stars is one of those secret gem bands easily glossed over because it is part of something much bigger and seemingly more important -- like Broken Social Scene, the collective/super-band Stars is connected to.
This may not be the ideal situation for a band, but for fans, it's nothing but a bonus. Being able experience the quintet's light-saturated, intelligent pop in a smaller theater space like the Bluebird, where Stars will be tonight with Geographer and Carbon Choir, only accentuates the experience.
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Currently touring in support of its fifth album, The Five Ghosts, the band's twelve-plus year run has yielded a hefty discography with plenty of EPs between. This is a sixteen and up show, and tickets are $25. Doors open at 7 p.m., bands start at 8 p.m.