When: Wed., June 13, 8 p.m. 2018
Over the course of their 20-year-long career, Austin, Texas indie band Okkervil River has survived the fleeting trends of the scene by embracing every twist and turn. The band’s most recent effort, 2018’s In the Rainbow Rain, finds the five-piece facing a stylistic quandary. “Don’t move back to L.A./ Although it’s 70 out/ You got a bigger house/ I know you’re sober now/ Don’t move back to L.A., my baby,” singer Will Sheff protests against layered guitars and feathery harmonies. The band's conversational directness leaves us to believe that Okkervil River will continue to survive the flood of indie acts.