Joy Kills Sorrow
Some people prefer pop music that behaves like math: the end result should be easy to predict, and always sound the same. That’s not the Joy Kills Sorrow method. This Boston-based string band favors a more unpredictable approach relying on musical chemistry and improvisation.
All of the members have been touted as virtuosos, and they effortlessly hunt for unexpected outcomes and new discoveries. They play their instruments with formidable, prize-winning skill, but they do so in service of melodies and lyrics that can communicate just as powerfully with a Brooklyn twenty-something as a retiree in the Blue Ridge Mountains. http://www.joykillssorrow.com
Tickets: $15, members $13