Desert Noises w/The Giving Tree Band & Hollis BrownPop/Rock
Utah’s Desert Noises have some big shoes to fill as heirs to the power-pop dynasty that ruled FM in the late ’70s. The group’s three-track EP I Won’t See You doesn’t disappoint, matching the melodic sensibility of Rumours with the self-assurance of Damn the Torpedoes. Frontman Kyle Henderson strikes a fine balance between Tom Petty’s snarling drawl and Alex Chilton’s plaintive lilt, leading his intrepid ensemble in directions never fully explored when bands last revisited these sounds in the ’90s. Joining them tonight is Illinois septet The Giving Tree Band, who pay tribute to folk rockers past with skill and flair. Their instrumental prowess and willingness to experiment with song form keep them from languishing in the middle of the road. Openers Hollis Brown are pan-American rockers from Queens, but they’re no strangers to Music City. Nashville producer-engineer Adam Landry, who has recently played host to Deer Tick and Diamond Rugs, manned the console for HB’s hot platter Ride on the Train, which arrived via The Black Keys’ Alive imprint on March 5.
Show: 9:00 PM
21 and over