Fri., June 14, Awkward Lemon
Bows & Arrows, 8 p.m., $5
Its name may have the word “awkward” in it, but in reality, Awkward Lemon sounds quite natural. The group has a gentle vulnerability about it as it delves into folk, bluegrass and Americana—all with a bent toward simple music that tells a story. The three-piece group's instrumentation includes an acoustic guitar, upright bass and everyone on vocals. It's got plenty of dynamic hand-clapping fun, but still retains the intimacy of a solo artist. It also has the ease of a group of friends gathering, playing to—and with—each other. As fun as it is, there's some real depth of soul to it as well. 1815 19th Street, www.facebook.com/awkwardlemon.