A key, though often understated, element in the ‘90s Britpop scene, Bury, Manchester’s Elbow formed in 1997 — although Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Pete Turner have been playing together since 1990. The Asleep in the Back debut came out in 2001 on Virgin subsidiary V2, and the band earned a respectable fanbase from there. They’ve never gone away, in fact, putting out a string of dreamy, proggy indie rock records. The most recent is last year’s Giants of All Sizes — an album heavily influenced by the ongoing Brexit debacle as well as the Grenfell Tower fire in London which killed 72 people. Expect all of that and more at the Wiltern.
Elbow plays with Jesca Hoop at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 19 at the Wiltern.
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