Like former tourmate Bright Eyes, Brooklyn indie-rocker Kevin Devine
hits all of life's big issues in his ultra-personal songs. On his major-label debut, Put Your Ghost to Rest
, Devine and his group the excellently named Goddamn Band run through a series of tunes about love, politics, and death. Devine is on tour with Oakland's Streets to Nowhere
, which makes a pretty racket on its debut, Charmingly Awkward
. Frontman Dave Smallen also cribs from indie-rock's best from Elliott Smith to (again) Bright Eyes.
Thu., Nov. 9, 7 p.m.