• Starring

Back when she lived in Chicago in the mid-aughts, violist and musicologist Amy Cimini immersed herself in the city’s experimental and improvised-music scenes; among her many projects were the Civil War, with guitarist Adam Sonderberg and bassoonist Katherine Young, and the duo Architeuthis Walks on Land, also with Young (who continues to be one of her most steadfast collaborators—AWoL plays at Elastic on June 28). Since she moved to New York, however, most of the music she’s made (or rather most of what I’ve heard) has been either sunny chamber pop with the Fancy (also with Young) or hard-hitting prog-rock with Starring. Starring performs Friday night at the Empty Bottle, opening for Cave and Bobby Conn—and for Conn, the show is a release party for Macaroni (Fire), his first album in five years.