Gearing up for showers and flowers this month? Don’t forget to add live music to the mix. Here are my picks:
Are you a fan of Stars or Camera Obscura? Chances are you’ll also like the poppy sound of Illinois natives Headlights. They’ll be stopping by Kilby Court on Monday, April 13 to play from their latest album, “Some Racing, Some Stopping.” You’ll enjoy their light-hearted, happy sound—just in time for spring.
Listen here. Suggested track: “Cherry Tulips”
Speaking of lady songsters, Mirah (or Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn) will be playing Kilby Court on April 14. Catch an earful of beautiful tracks from this Washington gal, who’s playing in support of her album, “(A)spera.”
Listen here. Suggested track: “Cold Cold Water”
See alt crooners Clem Snide on April 13 at Urban Lounge. This east coast group brings a plethora of sounds from indie-rock to folk. My favorite Clem Snide songs are the simple, bare-boned tunes that leave lead singer Eef Barzelay’s vocals to shine. Their latest, “Hungry Bird,” is full of tracks just like this.
Listen here. Suggested track: “With All My Heart”
When you think of the 2001 film “Amelie,” I’m sure the big-eyed main character pops into your head as well as the stunning soundtrack (not to mention cinematography). With strings, piano and accordion, Yann Tiersen set the perfect tone to accompany Amelie’s fantastical world. If you’re a fan of instrumental, or tunes that will take you to Paris, this show isn’t to be missed. Catch the praised composer at Urban Lounge on April 25.
Listen here. Suggested track: “La Valse d’Amelie”
Also Pencil In:
Star*ucker / Thursday, April 30 at Urban Lounge $10.75 / Tickets here
And, mark your calendars:
Neko Case! / May 31 at Red Butte Garden / Details here
Camera Obscura! / June 2 at Urban Lounge / Details here
David Byrne! / June 21 at Red Butte Garden / Details here