The Evens are the stripped down duo of Ian MacKaye (everything I listened to age 16-19) and Amy Farina (Ted Leo & The Pharmacists). Their third and most recent album, “The Odds,” was released late last year to critical fanfare and the approval of a slew of WTJU DJ’s. Despite its relative quiet nature to MacKaye and Farina’s past work it’s wrought with a slow-burning intensity. I have to admit it was startling to hear the man who sang “Screaming at a Wall” sound so reserved at first, but the righteous (and I mean that in the best way) social commentary and independent streak are all here. A baritone guitar, drums, and a pair of voices are all The Evens need to make captivating music. This concert is not to be missed.
Doors at 7:00 and it’s $5 and all-ages because of course it is.
Don’t forget to check out James’ interview with the ever so thoughtful MacKaye here.