The Adam Payne-led Dangfly! celebrates the release of its new album, Good Luck, Curiosity, at the Caledonia with a Very Athens Rock Bill also featuring the bluesy “beer-drinkin’ gospel” of long-running locals The Bearfoot Hookers. Good Luck, Curiosity is a fine outing from Payne and company that skirts the usual townie jamericana trappings in favor of concise bursts of melodious pop-rock. Payne’s voice is as strong and startling as ever, always threatening to extend beyond its reach but navigating each soaring melody with surprising agility. It’s the band’s most effective weapon, but Adam Poulin’s violin has to be a close second; the talented local session player adds unexpected but welcome levels of both grace and tension.
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