Matthew Good

For those of you who didn’t get enough of Vancouver during the Winter Olympics, may we suggest Vancouver: the latest album from veteran Canadian singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Matthew Good. Like the geographically-inclined Sufjan Stevens but with radio-friendlier hooks, Good’s concept album digs into his home city – not so much the gleaming skyscrapers and gorgeous snow-capped mountains but the sadder, seedier parts of town and the people struggling. At turns wistful, angry, tender, and hopeful, Vancouver shows off the merger of tunefulness and intensity that is Good’s calling card. His brand of straightforward alt-rock features enough strong melodies and emotional heft to keep things interesting and satisfying. MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG

Mon., March 8, 7:30 p.m.; Tue., March 9, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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