Baobab, Sumner James | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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Baobab, Sumner James

When: Thu., May 23, 10 p.m. 2013

With kaleidoscopic electronics, intricate arrangements and complex and mechanized harmonies, the Durham duo Baobab makes the legacy of Paul Simon safe in a post-Animal Collective world. The group embraces the pan-African aesthetic of Graceland but doesn't let reverence smother its radiant melodies. James Phillips knows a thing or a dozen about eclectic influences, as he's the drummer in wide-eyed adventurers Bombadil. His solo outlet, Sumner James, pushes his melodies and maple-like voice into more experimental arrangements of thumb-piano patter and beat machine disarray. —Grayson Currin

Price: Free

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