Four best friends from Baltimore County teamed up to make wild, eccentric, challenging rock music -- or as they call it, "sonic free form electronic horror gospel hip hop soul pop madness." And the surprise of it all is, they succeeded beyond anyone's wildest dreams. Animal Collective is just about the most popular act going in the indie/hipster music scene, and the foursome return for a hometown show at the venue that's also the namesake of its 2009 critically acclaimed album. They'll stop at Merriweather a month after one of this fall's most anticipated albums, Centipede Hz. Tickets on sale Friday, June 15, at 10 a.m. for the Oct. 2 show at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. Tickets are $30 to $45. Call 800-551-SEAT or visit merriweathermusic.com.
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