Benyaro w/Stephen Sebastian, Kat Smo & Isaac Hayden

When: Thu., March 3, 9 p.m. 2011

If you’re a fan of The Band or their modern-day counterparts The Avett Brothers, there’s a good chance you’ll take a shine to Good Day Better, the sophomore release from Brooklyn’s acoustic folk/soul duo Benyaro. Guitarist Ben Musser and upright bassist Bobby McCullough share vocal duties as well as an amiable chemistry that places them more on the good-times side of the folkie spectrum. Despite the music’s rootsy vibe, Musser at times recalls David Bowie, particularly on the shambling pop of “Pisces,” which also features some of the album’s most lush harmonies, thanks to some guest background singers. They’re at their best and most original on the title track — despite some unexpected meter shifts and more chords than some entire folk albums, the whole glorious mess still manages to sound like a happily drunken party anthem.

Jack Silverman

Price: $6

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