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Ten to Watch The Brave Youth


GENRE: Garage Rock SOUNDS LIKE: Jet, The Strokes WEBSITE: myspace. com/thebraveyouth KEY TRACK: “LARP”


FOR THOSE OF YOU already concerned about The Strokes’ next hiatus, The Brave Youth can provide a local fix for your jones. Offering simple, guitar-driven anthems powered by lyrics about existential teen angst, The Brave Youth is making music for the next generation of angry teenagers. The five-man ensemble’s mix of propulsive garage rock and evocative lyrics make it sound more polished than its one year together would lead you to believe was possible. Like any good garage rock band, its members are just a little bit nerdy, too.


GENRE: Instrumental Rock SOUNDS LIKE: Air, Four Tet WEBSITE: myspace. com/paucitymusic KEY TRACK: “Funnel Web”


Paucity


sophomore LP of 2009, Deer Bird Bear Ship, features the return of original members who helped start the experimental mellow-rock band. Specializing in a moody ambiance tweaked with formulated and purposed musical shifts, its music, created under a single moniker, can embrace ears with diverse floods of thought and rhythmic signatures while maintaining modesty and simplicity. Playing at GR’s Festival of the Arts and the main stage of Val-Du- Lake’s SoundFest, Paucity is ready for its dynamic tones to reach out to many people.


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ITHOUT A VOCALIST TO hook listeners with catchy lyrics, Paucity is proving that an identity can still be shaped and reconfigured with instrumental music. Its


Kari Lynch PHOTO: MICHAEL ERLEWINE


GENRE: Folk SOUNDS LIKE: The Weepies, She & Him WEBSITE: sethandmay. com KEY TRACK: “Shine On”


Seth Bernard and May Erlewine


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T’S INACCURATE TO SAY THAT Seth Bernard and May Erlewine write songs. It would, however, be accurate to say that they breathe soul-infused poetry and give their


songs a folksy, understated life that few musicians can. Their music is at once playful and contemplative, giving it a distinct multilayered quality. The duo, who are also engaged to be married, recently traveled to Africa this winter to participate in Run Across Ethiopia. The organization helps to raise money for Ethiopian education and Seth and May provided live music as the background for the event.


GENRE: Country/Pop SOUNDS LIKE: Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson WEBSITE: myspace. com/karilynch26 KEY TRACK: “Gettin’ Gone”


gravel roads. The tracks penned by Kari Lynch are no exception. With the help of her band, Lynch released a self-titled EP, in May, with five original songs that showcase her talent. Lynch’s strong voice skims over vocal embellishments like a well-tossed skipping-stone on songs like “I Never Liked You Anyway” and “Me and a Bottle of Wine,” are a tribute to the tongue-in-cheek aspect of the genre. The standout, however, is “Gettin’ Gone,” which epitomizes another standard of country music — hard work. n


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List compiled and written by Robby Hartley, Meaghan Igel, Mallory McKnight, Lindsay Patton-Carson, Scotty Vernon


OUNTRY MUSIC CRE- ATES an image in the listener’s head — one of porch swings and


SCHEDULE | DINING | SIGHTS | SOUNDS | SCENE


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