Or you can laugh and cry and learn about yourself and everyone around you when The Appleseed Cast, a formerly California-based emo band (they work outta Lawrence, Kan. these days) with expansive experimental and post-rock tendencies, plays a gig at Launchpad (618 Central Ave. SW) on Saturday, July 13. Led by singer/guitarist Christopher Crisci, the band has seen quite a few lineup changes since their post-rock influenced work Low Level Owl Volume One. Since that early aughts recording, the band moved through a pop-sounding period that included albums like Two Conversations before returning to the more intricate pop stylings of Peregrine and Sagarmatha. The band’s latest single, “Time the Destroyer,” hums and rattles with electronic nuance, providing a glitchy path for an elliptical sort of melodicism that climbs out in front of searching vocals before erupting into a epic rocanrol battle for redemption filled with instrumental crescendos and a relentless back beat. Intense El Lay art rockers Young Jesus (check out their latest, The Whole Thing is Just There, for some rockingly artful holiness) and Burque’s own progressive post-hardcore quartet Hex Theory open this deep and contagiously cavernous look at everything and everyone. 8pm • $10 • 21+.