In one of the most interesting sets I’ve heard in a while, Apeyga mesmerized the crowd at the Derby with their melodic yet pummeling riffs. Much to their credit, these guys are completely uncategorizable. They consider themselves aggro-jazz, art-rock or punk fusion, among many labels.

The dynamic sounds that come out of Justin Peloian (guitar), John Peloian (bass) and Pete Pace (drums) are nothing short of extraordinary. They played their entire album Forward, which features, among its most diverse tracks, “Rise & Shine,” “Galaxies” and “151.”

If you like progressive rock, jazz and world beats, this is a band you should check out.