It seems some indie bands have found that the best way to get to fresh sonic territory is by seeking inspiration from the pastFleet Foxes, for instance, did it with their neo-baroque pseudo-folk. For this show at Alexs Bar, Jail Weddings will offer up their new-yet-nostalgic brand of music (maybe its the pomade in our ears, but singer Gabriel Hart reminds us of David Somerville from 50s rock group the Diamonds), drawing on some of the same modes of expression that made teenage girls swoon in Frankie Vallis day. But theres a darker edge to their material, such as when Hart croons, We took a trip to hell and lived to tell its secrets. With this 10-piece band, theres an ample helping of melodrama to appeal to todays teensor, at the very least, todays emotionally crippled adults.
Thu., Nov. 12, 8 p.m., 2009