Bombadil | Duke Campus: Sarah P Duke Gardens | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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When: Wed., June 27, 7 p.m. 2012
Phone: 919-684-4444
Price: $5-$12

When you see Bombadil onstage or listen to one of their studio albums, the mix of joy and melancholy is one of the quartet's most striking features. They analyze self-mutilation over glorious piano jaunts, question the triumphs of long-term relationships over weepy ballads, and turn courting anxieties into smiling ukulele sweetness. They're goofy and weepy, complicated and cute. Those contradictions manifest Bombadil's narrative perfectly. Once post-Avett ascendants who seemed bound to fit somewhere between the Langhorne Slims and Sufjans of the world, health problems and membership woes shut the band down for a spell. But they're back again, living and working together on new material to follow last year's excellent return, All That the Rain Promises. —Grayson Currin


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