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The Wooden Birds, Shoeshine Blue and Cabin Project: The Wooden Birds, Shoeshine Blue, The Cabin Project 

When: Fri., June 24, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $5
Austin's Wooden Birds are masters of restraint. Fronted by the American Analog Set's Andrew Kenny, the Wooden Birds have released a fine second album, Two Matchsticks, and like their first, it's full of easily strummed, lightly tapped-out tunes that sound a little like demos for what could have become lush productions. They aren't, though, and that's what makes the Birds' seemingly tossed-off numbers such rewarding listening: each of their breezy songs is brimming with tunefulness just under the surface, framed by percussive clicks and clacks instead of thwacking snare drums and crashing cymbals. Two Matchsticks doesn't emblazon its pleasures on its sleeve, but with just a bit of digging, the Wooden Birds' hushed delivery rewards patience and curiosity. NED LANNAMANN

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