When: Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.
Still touring in support of their 2017 album, Queens of the Breakers, the Barr Brothers have only deepened their stage presence and their reputation for awe-inspiring, introspective folk and bluesy songwriting in recent years. The band, spawned from the ashes of ca.-2000s avant-jam trio the Slip, is a delicate web of sonic landscapes, lush balladry and upbeat meditations on love and fun. As the story goes, guitarist Brad Barr heard harpist Sarah Pagé's music through the walls of his new place in Montreal; the rest is history, as she joined Brad and brother Andrew in forming a new band that leaned less on live improvisation and more on the sweeping inspirations of Western and Eastern musical traditions. Look no further than the opening sequence of 2014's Sleeping Operator for an example of the band's global perspective on music. “Static Orphans,” with its beautiful harp backlit by a clapping beat, bleeds into “Love Ain't Enough,” forming a duo that is pure exhilaration onstage. (Eric Sandy)
Price: $20 ADV, $25 DOS