Who?: Adam Bronstein, guitar; Dave Prinzbach, drums; Mike DiSalvo, bass; Scotty Martin, keyboards.

What?: A new album, “Universe Shark Live in Concert 1,” documents the band’s virtuosic, freaky and consistently forward-looking stage performances.

Why?: The Shark in concert is a stirring proposition. Smart, dynamic, exciting, deeply musical, the band’s shows are already becoming the stuff of legend. Listen to the band pull off a complex original like “Congroovent Angels” with the same confident swagger it brings to an interpretation of Jeff Beck’s “Led Boots.” Amazing.

Check out:, where you can sample (and purchase) “Live in Concert 1.”

– Jeff Miers