Rhett Miller, The Balsa Gliders, Johnny Orr | Pour House Music Hall | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

Clubs & Concerts

Rhett Miller, The Balsa Gliders, Johnny Orr

When: Sat., June 5, 8:30 p.m. 2010

Sometimes it seems like the Old 97's hold Rhett Miller back. At least that's the impression last year's terrific self-titled album made. It moves beyond the song-writerly indie pop/ rock that's characterized his three prior solo releases, incorporating an adventurous variety of baroque, psych and cabaret pop elements while negotiating heartbreak and desire with great intelligence and poignancy. Though he's demonstrated a gift for cerebral lines (a Don DeLillo reference, rhyming "electronics" with "plate tectonics"), Rhett Miller gets more mileage from less, shearing away the linguistic flair to find the heart of the matter. That lack of pretense shines. The Balsa Gilders and Johnny Orr open. —Chris Parker

Price: $15–$20

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