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Though its star rose thanks in large part to a viral al fresco Jackson 5 cover, Boston band Lake Street Dive’s staying power has far eclipsed that of the typical YouTube sensation. The group has spent six studio albums exploring the intersection of pop, soul, folk and rock, flavoring the blend with splashes of disco, jazz, funk and Motown. Lake Street Dive’s latest, 2018’s Free Yourself Up, is its widest-ranging effort to date. The band, known for its energetic, engaging live show, headlines a sold-out gig at the Georgia Theatre Friday with support from New York singer-songwriter Mikaela Davis, a classically trained harpist whose work draws lovingly on the classic pop canon.
LAKE STREET DIVE Five-piece pop group that draws inspiration from soul, rock and R&B. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.
MIKAELA DAVIS New York-based composer whose music pulls from classical, pop, folk and rock stylings.