Big songs that sound simple (but arent once you look into the light shining through the cracks)this was a thing that both the Band and Paul McCartney loved, and now Long Beachs the Fling are making their own sad-happy song-stories with percussively strummed guitar and little curls of melody from lap steel and Wurlitzer. Recent 45 Out Of My Head has Lennon/Chilton-Bell/Blake-McGinley-Love (that last one is Teenage Fanclubits OK to look it up!) twists and switchbacks at the end of each measure. Hopefully, this months Detroit residency hints at a full-lengthor a tour with Greater California, themselves quite expert at a sympathetic pop soundto follow.
Mon., Oct. 19, 9 p.m., 2009