In its fifth year, John Fernandes’ festival remains as charming and carefully constructed as ever, consisting of two nights of exploratory sounds in Flicker’s intimate listening room. As always, performers are hand-picked by Fernandes and range from the sweetly simplistic, like twee singer-songwriter Jake Brower, who plays Thursday, to the totally psychedelic—see Naan Violence, the Memphis-based improv sitar group, which plays the following night. Others include Atlanta composer Peter Webb, local fingerpicker Jacob Sunderlin, dark-folk standout Claire Cronin and Fernandes himself, in both a duet with son Kiran and with must-see post-pop group Lavender Holyfield.
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