Because Scottish indie folksters Frightened Rabbit played a sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom just a couple of weeks ago, it's up for debate whether this all-request acoustic gigthe final stop on their U.S. touris merely a veiled cash-in attempt before heading home. Despite their motives, though, the group's full-throated, cracking vocals, determined strumming, and idyllic, personal lyrics make for some of the best trad indie rock since bands such as Arab Strap and the Delgados defined their country's late-'90s heyday. With New York indie folkster Gregory and the Hawk (the nom-de-pluck of songstress Meredith Godreau).
Mon., Feb. 2, 9:30 p.m., 2009
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