Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Show You Should See This Weekend: The Avett Brothers

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 12:23 PM

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Scott and Seth Avett used to wind down after gigs with their rock band Nemo with post-show hootenannies. The alt-country trio has since become the Avetts' full-time group.

Joined by stand-up bassist Bob Crawford, the Avett Brothers layer three-part harmonies over bluegrass tunes that often drift into pop and punk territories. The North Carolina band has maintained a busy tour calendar that rivals its prodigious recording schedule — which has yielded six albums, two EPs and a pair of live records over the past eight years.

Emotionalism, from 2007, tightened the screws and polished the chassis on the Avetts' Americana, offering a strong batch of songs that range from the lonesome country rag "Paranoia in B Major" to the flamenco-flavored flower-power rave-up "Pretty Girl From San Diego." It's restless, ambitious music that never sits still for long.

The Avetts have a new album coming out soon. Expect to hear plenty of tunes from it when they play the Akron Civic Theatre at 8 p.m. on Friday. Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers open. Tickets: $26. —Chris Parker

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