Bombadil | Duke Campus: Sarah P Duke Gardens | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

Clubs & Concerts


When: Wed., June 27, 7 p.m. 2012

When you see Bombadil onstage or listen to one of their studio albums, the mix of joy and melancholy is one of the quartet's most striking features. They analyze self-mutilation over glorious piano jaunts, question the triumphs of long-term relationships over weepy ballads, and turn courting anxieties into smiling ukulele sweetness. They're goofy and weepy, complicated and cute. Those contradictions manifest Bombadil's narrative perfectly. Once post-Avett ascendants who seemed bound to fit somewhere between the Langhorne Slims and Sufjans of the world, health problems and membership woes shut the band down for a spell. But they're back again, living and working together on new material to follow last year's excellent return, All That the Rain Promises. —Grayson Currin

Price: $5-$12

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