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Lost in the Trees, Loamlands

When: Fri., Dec. 12, 8 p.m. 2014




When Lost in the Trees plays what it's labeling for now its farewell concert, the show will end a seven-year run fraught with more highs and lows, triumphs and woes than most veteran bands experience in a few decades. Ari Picker launched the orchestral pop project as a creative outlet while he studied classical composition at the Berklee College of Music, to which he'd fled after both a relationship and an old band had fallen apart. In subsequent years, Picker led his new band through transitions between lineups that could include a dozen people, albums about his father's abuse and mother's depression and eventual suicide and a recent U-turn toward the less personal, less maudlin electropop of this year's Past Life. Lost in the Trees graduated from a hometown label run by friends (Trekky) to ANTI-, a large imprint that poised the band to move toward the masses. Still, despite Lost in the Trees becoming one of the more popular bands to emerge from the state during the last decade, Picker has decided it's time to test other creative avenues. "I'm certain I'll continue to write and release music," he said in September, "but at the moment it's time for me to move away from touring." They bid adieu with help from several special guests and openers Loamlands, co-led by longtime Lost in the Trees sideman Will Hackney. 8 p.m., $15–$17, 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Rd., 336-525-2314, Saxapahaw, hawriverballrom.com. —Grayson Haver Currin

Price: $15-$17

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