This Weekend: Seabird, Naughty By Nature, The Swell Season
The Swell Season
Where: The Pageant
When: Tonight, December 4
With: Rachael Yamagata
Sounds Like: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova -- the Once co-stars who were in love and now aren't -- articulate the intangible facets of love, romance and heartbreak via gentle, achingly beautiful folk-rock.
RIYL: The Frames, DeVotchKa, Camera Obscura
Download: The band's Daytrotter Session
Naughty By Nature
Playing at: The Ambassador, Friday, December 4
With: Kid Capri
Sounds Like: Old-school hip-hop ripe for a fun, carefree Friday night.
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Playing at: Cicero's, Sunday, December 6
With: The Civil Wars,
Sounds Like: Heartfelt piano-pop rooted in solid musicianship and heavenly harmonies. The act just had a song featured on Grey's Anatomy.
RIYL: The Fray, Aqualung, Jars of Clay, Over the Rhine
MP3: Seabird, "Don't You Know You're Beautiful"