As the songwriting voice that drives Merge Records' Canadian emissaries Destroyer and the New Pornographers, DAN BEJAR has become one of the most respected characters to populate the secret history of post-'90s indie rock. When left to his own devices, Bejar tempers a reflexive palette that's shaped by a lifetime spent crafting a singular, outsider strum that's governed by pop absurdity. Think Robyn Hitchcock meets David Bowie and you're on the right track. David Matysiak of Coyote Bones opens. $12. 8:30 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-552-3950. www.badearl.com.