Rock & Pop


When: Wed., June 17, 8:30 p.m. 2015

Canadian guitarist Afie Jurvanen pushes a really cool blend of folk and classical songwriting ethos and instrumentation. His 2014 album, Bahamas is Afie, is a gentle boat ride through love, loss and dreams. “Can’t Take You With Me” is moody, heartbreaking stuff racked across arpeggiated raindrop notes. Then, “Bitter Memories” filters a terminated relationship through sepia-tone wistfulness. “You can add my name to the long heavy chain around you,” Jurvanen sings, stumbling through the past on shaky pins. Throughout the album, the use of guitar tone and effects -- even in this stripped-down capacity -- is just stunning (see the solo on “All the Time”). This is full-bodied songwriting, heartfelt and intentional. He performed a sweet set at Akron Civic Theatre last fall; tonight promises an even more intimate show. (Eric Sandy)

Price: $16 ADV, $18 DOS

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