by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Two good shows tonight.
Over at The Barley Street Tavern it’s the return of Water Liars. The St. Louis band came through Slowdown Jr. last March and despite the lax crowd sounded heartfelt and full for a duo in the classic guitar-and-drums design. I loved Justin Kinkel-Schuster’s voice, which reminded me of Will Johnson on songs that also reminded me of Will Johnson. With Steps to Mars and Crown’s Folly. $5, 9 p.m.
Strangely, Lost in the Trees also played at Slowdown this past March. The Chapel Hill band returns to Slowdown Jr. tonight. They’re the epitome of intelligent, lush pop, and I mean lush. They’re often compared to Sufjan Stevens, I think they sound more like Tears for Fears. Their album, A Church that Fits Our Needs (Anti-), is No. 21 on the Album of the Year best of 2012 list. Gorgeous stuff. With Midtown Dickens. $10, 9 p.m.
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