Tues, April 27, The Avett Brothers
Crest Theatre, 8 p.m., $30
Crest Theatre1013 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Brothers Scott and Seth Avett make music that, loosely defined, can be called alternative country. What that label misses, however, are the countless nuances and influences that seep into the crevices of their songs. From bluegrass and folk to rock and pop, the Avett Brothers craft songs that sweep across a spectrum of sound and emotion—often in a single stanza. The band’s latest album, 2009’s I and Love and You, is its first for a major label but the Rick Rubin-produced disc is just as bittersweet as its predecessors, with melancholy songs that reflect on love, loss and longing. 1013 K Street, www.theavettbrothers.com.