Dawes sounds a lot like what it really is: a folky, country-influenced indie rock band from Los Angeles. That’s probably reductionist, but it speaks volumes about the band’s lush sound, which has drawn numerous comparisons to Jackson Browne and other folk-rockers of the 1960s and ’70s. The group has been on a steady incline since its first record, North Hills, was released in 2009, touring the country with likeminded bands like Blitzen Trapper since. Dawes has released two follow-up records, both of which have been lauded by critics (2011’s Nothing is Wrong and this year’s Stories Don’t End). Country singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose, from Nashville, opens the show.
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