Many independent artists claim to shun precedent, as if that alone makes them worth hearing. When they're not wrong, they're usually unlistenable. San Francisco musician Custer, meanwhile, lets her experimentalism speak for itself by crafting appealing songs just beyond the realm of expectation that employ jazz, folk, avant-garde, and her distinctive bass clarinet.
At Yoshi's San Francisco (1330 Fillmore St.) on October 19. 8 p.m. & 10 p.m., $10-$14