Dawes – Critic’s Pick

Friday, July 19, 9 p.m.
w/ Shovels and Rope
@ Off Broadway – $20-$23
By Jaime Lees

Dawes makes rock for grown-ups. It’s similar in style to Wilco, but with more drive and less confusion. It’s Americana with an edge — the songs are emotional and they always tell a story, but they’re not overwrought. After a high-profile appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, Dawes is riding high on the success of the single “Most People.” The rest of the band’s third album, Stories Don’t End, follows the smart formula of taking something that’s been done a million times before and making it just a little bit better.

link: Riverfront Times