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Phosphorescent, Family Band, John Heart Jackie 

When: Thu., April 21, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $15
A noble Southerner with a romantic streak and penchant for tragedy, Matthew Houck has made great strides over these past few years. Under the moniker Phosphorescent, Houck and company have gone from touring with Bon Iver as their opening act (and watching the crowd vanish after Justin Vernon's set, as they did during his March 2008 show at Holocene) to packing venues the world over, including recent stints at Coachella and Bonnaroo. Last year's Here's to Taking it Easy was a drunken waltz that shuffled through barroom romance ("Tell Me Baby"), failed marriages ("The Mermaid Parade"), and hard-luck tales on the open road (pretty much every song on the album). Yet there is a beaming sliver of optimism in Phosphorescent's lyrical struggles, one that keeps drawing you back into his world. If you lived in these sad songs, you'd be home by now. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

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