Saturday Looks Good to Me 

With Home, Mystery of Two, and Canada. Wednesday, June 14, at the Beachland Tavern.

There's something sumptuous about great pop, like a close-up of a dewy strawberry. Ripe with sunny warmth and sprinkled with sugar, the music of Detroit's Saturday Looks Good to Me blends the melodic splendor of the Beach Boys with the homespun innocence of lo-fi indie pop. Singer-guitarist Fred Thomas cobbled the group from a revolving crew of indie rockers back in 1999. Their latest, Sound on Sound, collects 30 tracks from their five albums and pair of EPs, making a convincing case for them as the preeminent purveyors of latter-day twee. But while it's easy to note similarities to Belle & Sebastian, Thomas and company lack the Scots' arch distance and rarefied elegance. Instead, they boast a homey, understated charm (not unlike progenitor Small Factory) and a pithy lyricism that outstrips their wistful, lovelorn peers.

Speaking of Show Preview

Latest in Livewire


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


Staff Pick Events

  • Classical Café Series @ Cleveland Museum of Art

    • Tue., March 20 and Tue., March 27
  • Jon Huck @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Wed., March 21
  • Romantic Rachmaninoff @ Severance Hall

    • Thu., March 22