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A Fragile Tomorrow CD Release Show w/Amy Ray of Indigo Girls, Danielle Howle 

When: Sat., Jan. 5, 7 p.m. 2013
Price: $5

For anyone who knows the brothers behind jangly power-pop band A Fragile Tomorrow, the title of their upcoming album, Be Nice Be Careful, reflects their outlook on life. Three years ago, AFT performed for an arts awareness organization for people with disabilities. There they met a young artist with severe mental disabilities who presented a painting that struck a chord with the band. "The painting said, 'Be nice, Be careful.' It really stood out to us. We loved it," says Dom Kelly. And so it was a natural fit for the band's fourth release. AFT spent a month working with producer Mitch Easter in the studio, where they experimented with instruments like mandolins, piano, and a timpani. They're still power pop at their core, but there's a folksy tinge as well thanks to the influence of the Indigo Girls, whom they've toured with. "We weren't afraid of being more political," Kelly says. "My brother, Sean, wrote the song 'Crooked Smiles and Greedy Hands' along the same lines of what the Occupy Movement was about. It's about injustices within our government and society, though it's not outwardly political. You have to really listen to it and interpret it for yourself." Kelly says AFT looks forward to their upcoming tour and the opportunities an international scene may bring. "We have a really extensive CD release tour planned in the next four months with a tour in Europe and we're working on distribution in Japan," Kelly says. —Libby Conwell

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