Fri, Aug 18 8:00 pm

Since making their acclaimed debut with 2013’s Dark Holler Pop, North Carolina-bred four-piece Mipso have captivated audiences with their finely layered vocal harmonies, graceful fluency in the timeless musical traditions of their home state, and a near-telepathic musical connection that makes their live show especially kinetic. On their self-titled sixth album and Rounder Records debut, fiddle player Libby Rodenbough, mandolinist Jacob Sharp, guitarist Joseph Terrell, and bassist Wood Robinson share their most sonically adventurous and lyrically rich work to date, each moment charged with the tension between textural effervescence and an underlying despair about the modern world.

LADEN VALLEY appearing with Mipso at the Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, NHLaden Valley is an indie-folk band fronted by Evan St. Martin and Dave Sarazen. With songs that oscillate between stripped down acoustic ballads to winding psychedelic improvisations, their sound pays homage to the wide-ranging sonic palette of the 1970s. Centered on tight vocal harmonies and honest songwriting, the band explores the themes of passing time, the excesses of modern life, and the long road to realizing redemption.

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