Campfire OK

Local collective Campfire OK is one of those beautiful, restless entities that don't stay in one place for too long but still manage to write concise, focused songs. Strongly rooted in the raw acoustic roots of the Smithsonian Folkways Anthology series, the band pushes the boundaries of the revival band stigma, incorporating subtle modern elements (synth swells and delay pedals) effortlessly atop the weathered antique frames of their songs. While the energy of their live show shifts alongside their ever-changing band roster, their debut LP, Strange Like We Are, is stocked full of pristine, elegant dirges that start simply and end up evolving into overwhelming walls of sound, capable of taking over even the most jaded and suspicious listeners. With Koko & The Sweetmeats, Bryan John Appleby. GREGORY FRANKLIN

Sat., Feb. 5, 9 p.m., 2011

 
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