Los Angeles duo Papa are feeling the love from audiences on their current tour through the US, as we're feeling the warmth from their catchy body of work. Light piano and synthesizer flourishes adorn the eclectic mix of instruments, which altogether create the enormous anthemic sound of Americana pop. If you're wondering about the name, Darren Weiss (who was also the drummer for California low-fi pop group Girls) named the group after his freewheeling hustler grandfather, who spun yarns of interesting stories during Weiss' childhood. Weiss' vocals also project a deep, unique voice usually unheard of, but amidst the accompanying vocal harmonies and instrumental barrage, hey- it's amazingly good. Tonight they play the Constellation Room with Wardell.
Tue., July 23, 8 p.m., 2013