Bringing together seemingly disparate influences and making what’s old new again — these trends are the beating heart of contemporary indie music. Of course, an equal love of klezmer and disco may help your jams stand out from the pack, but are they worth hearing more than once? We’ve enjoyed seeing local sometimes-duo/sometimes-quartet Walking Man bring their serious vocal and instrumental chops to bear on indie-pop soundscapes that are dramatic but never saccharine, while taking cues from a refreshing variety of historically significant American traditions: “Roots music” for these guys means blending Appalachian melodies, Cherokee folklore and field hollers, sometimes in the same tune. Most importantly, the songs stand on their own, without catering to any fad we’ve heard of. Tonight is Walking Man’s last hometown gig before they head to the CMJ Festival and the bright lights of New York City, so here’s hoping they won’t be just our little secret anymore.
Thu, Oct 10 | 9:00 PM
21 and over