Joy Kills Sorrow, Lake Street Dive
Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)modern American pop-grass $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
August 24 8:00 pm

Joy Kills SorrowYou can add Joy Kills Sorrow and Lake Street Dive to the list of young talent revitalizing acoustic, folk, and even pop-drawing from the past with awesome ingenuity and an uncanny skill for making it their own.

Joy Kills Sorrow first emerged out of Boston's thriving folk music scene in 2005, releasing their self-titled debut album in 2007 and earning themselves the designation "poster children for the burgeoning Americana format" from Sing Out! magazine. Band nembers include subtle and expressive guitarist Matthew Arcara, mandolin virtuoso Jacob Jolliff, Wesley Corbett (Crooked Still, The Biscuit Burners), powerful, earthy Canadian vocalist Emma Beaton, and bassist Bridget Kearney, whose impeccable musicality and distinctive songwriting style is largely responsible for JKS's inimitable sound. JKS gracefully merges diverse influences to create a new strain of folk, music dark and often funny, that ruminates on modern life and love with eloquence and wit, while saluting the past.

Lake Street DiveWith a busy tour schedule and 3 CDs under their belts, Lake Street Dive have earned a reputation for their vivid, mostly acoustic, groove-driven strain of indie-pop. Pulling in familiar elements and irreverently scrambling and recombining them, LSD are at once jazz-schooled, DIY-motivated, and classically pop obsessed. Beginning with catchy songs that are by turns open-hearted and wryly inquisitive, this northeastern quartet refracts the music through the band members' rich backgrounds: so, a sinewy Motown bass line is reborn with woody heft on bassist Bridget Kearney's upright, Mike Calabrese's drumming mixes timekeeping with more adventurous jazz-inflected outbursts, and Mike "McDuck" Olson's nimble trumpet is an unexpectedly warm counterpoint to Rachael Price's singing. It all makes for a sound with familiar roots that is very much their own-not to mention very entertaining.

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