When the band's singer-guitarist, Ed Droste, released Horn of Plenty, 2004's lo-fi debut, Grizzly Bear was his solo project; Droste then added bandmates, who contributed to last year's critical fave Yellow House. That disc is richer, with less background fuzz and more well-crafted pop songs. Critics and fans often associate Grizzly Bear with the freak-folk movement. But the group seems more interested in majestic melodies than campfire strum.
This free show by one of last year's biggest buzz acts benefits Baldwin-Wallace College's radio station, WBWC 88.3. Urban Outfitters and Toyota are funding a series of these shows around the country, supporting noncommercial radio. Giveaways include a Toyota Yaris.