Brooklyn might not be the first place one would look for a rootsy band calling itself Streets of Laredo, but the indie-rock quintet originally came from a place even farther from the Old West — Auckland, New Zealand. As it is, the humble combo is a wonderful combination of all its past and current geographies, blending rural acoustic folk and countrified Americana with that intimately lo-fi brand of indie pop that’s unique to New Zealand bands. “Do you feel like living?” lead singer Daniel Gibson asks, and it’s hard to say no, given the group’s ebullient strumming. “Where I’m from, it’s summer when it’s raining / I’m so used to everyone complaining,” Gibson sings on “Girlfriend,” spitting out a rapid-fire litany of images: “She’s in the moment … Summer thunder variant / Letters from the government / Robbing hearts and breaking banks.”
Tue., Nov. 18, 9 p.m., 2014
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