indie rock, pop, 8 p.m.
By all accounts, 2013 was a banner year for Brooklyn-based quintet Lucius. First, Paste got people hip to this band by naming them one of the 25 best bands they heard at SXSW. Then, upon the release of Lucius’ debut full-length record Wildewoman in October, not only did they receive their fair share of buzz, but the album also landed on both NPR and Paste’s best of 2013 lists. Not a bad way to kickstart the ol’ career. So what is it about this band that has tongues wagging? Well for starters, there’s the way that Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig’s voices coalesce into something heavenly on the rolling acoustic folk-pop title track, and the sexy, echoing pop number “Turn it Around” is as catchy as any Grace Potter song. And while “Until We Get There” is the kind of sun-drenched indie pop that college radio loves, “Nothing Ordinary” proves they can also go sideways on you and deliver funky rock while Wolfe and Laessig trade in their typically rich harmonies in favor of something more akin to unhinged sirens. If you are not familiar with the band, Wildewoman makes for a damn fine introduction. —Brian Palmer WEDNESDAY