Rock & Pop

Lord Huron/Widowspeak

When: Wed., July 29, 8 p.m. 2015

At first, Lord Huron sounds somewhat like so many other bands these days, but a closer listen reveals much more. They’re not to be missed. Frontman Ben Schneider even created a whole alternate reality to accompany his band; George Ranger Johnson, a prolific author of Westerns all titled the same as Lord Huron songs, is merely another outlet for Schneider’s imagination. The singer and guitarist actually gets into character as Johnson for the band’s numerous music videos and song trailers, making the full Lord Huron experience a bit more immersive than what other bands are proffering. Schneider knows his way around a hook-laden vocal melody too. “Love Like Ghosts” opens the band’s latest album, Strange Trails, and it’s a yearning tale of one-sided, broken-hearted love. Treading similar territory, “Fool For Love” coasts along smooth chords and drummer chugging-train drum beats. (Eric Sandy)

Price: $20 ADV, $23 DOS

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