California folk-rock band Dawes will perform at the Bluebird this Thursday, April 28, in support of their latest album, 2015’s All Your Favorite Bands. That record, released via HUB Records, finds the band channeling the same influences that made their first three records so great. 70s Laurel Canyon influences abound, and the tracks are simultaneously sunny and dour, a hallmark of that era of songwriting. Lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Taylor Goldsmith has quietly positioned himself as one of music’s premiere songwriters since the band’s debut, 2009’s North Hills, fashioning a style that’s at once ruminatively specific and optimistically populist. Dawes’ live show, too, is an exercise in dualism; the tight, subtle arrangements from their albums are played to perfection, but the addition of guitarist Duane Betts, son of former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts, has bolstered the band’s live sound. Gorgeous vocal harmonies, soaring guitar solos, and nuanced lyricism will all be on display this Thursday, providing concertgoers with a cathartic end to the end of this school year.
Watch the video for “Things Happen” here:
This show is 21+. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 7 p.m. Hiss Golden Messenger is slated as the opener and will go on at 8 p.m.