Rock & Pop

Guster/ZACH

When: Fri., July 8, 8 p.m. 2016

While often lumped in with the late-90s alt-rock scene (thanks to breakout hit “Fa Fa”), Guster has actually spent most of its career firmly entrenched in the far more amorphous post-Y2K indie world. With 2015’s Evermotion, the band stretches its legs even further, drifting away from more straightforward rock riffs and into open-air chord progressions and, as at least one song titles hints, lazy, loving songwriting. “With every record, we lose some people and gain a bunch more,” singer-guitarist Ryan Miller told us last year. “There are people who have decided what Guster was and are now coming back. They’re like. 'Oh wow.' We’re a gateway drug for people in junior high and high school who went on to cooler music. I want those people to check in. I have a feeling that if you’re into Wilco or the Shins, we’re not that far away.” That much is as true as ever as the band skates into its 15th year. (Eric Sandy)

Price: $38.50 ADV, $41 DOS

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