Storytelling is a long forgotten and neglected element in lyricism. Everyone loves those streams of non-sequiturs that form some of the most memorable songs, but who can deny the power of a story woven into the narrative of a song? Arbouretum have a way of letting a story recognize existence through their beautifully sparse, yet majestic sonic landscapes. Expect epic things when they play D. Charles Speer’s release show on March 13 at Mercury Lounge. 21+. $10. 7 p.m.