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The Felice Brothers 

When: Sun., May 18 2014
Price: $15

folk rock, country rock, 9:30 p.m.

The Felice Brothers — Ian, Simone, and James — began playing as a salve for boredom and general indolence. There wasn’t much else they enjoyed. The band’s vibrant country/folk music reflects their Catskills, N.Y. upbringing, and it’s delivered with ragged, heartfelt abandon. Before Mumford & Sons, some thought these siblings might take Americana to the mainstream. But they blinked at the success and acclaim 2008’s self-titled album and 2009’s Yonder is the Clock brought them and chafed at the “folk” label. (That year their brother Simone left the band to pursue a solo career.) The brothers followed with 2011’s heavier, odder synth-laden rock album Celebration, Florida — zigzagging when they should’ve stayed the course. Three more years later, they’re about to release their fifth album, Favorite Waitress, which revisits the old-timey-tinged roots music that first gained them attention, recording with producer Mike Mogis (M. Ward, Pete Yorn) in Conor Oberst’s Omaha, Neb. studio. The new LP captures their rollicking live spirit, which sets off solemn and powerful moments like “Constituents,” where Ian offers in his Dylan-esque twang: “I will see you when I take my rest on the lunatic express.” —Chris Parker SUNDAY

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