Josh Ritter


Though he knows a good groove when he hears one, Ritter sometimes allows his literary aspirations to drown out the youthful spirit in his post-Dylan folk rock; his new one, So Runs the World Away, could do with less smarts and more life. Dawes, from L.A., play rootsy indie stuff with juicy vocal harmonies—think a scruffier Fleet Foxes.

Wed., May 19, 8 p.m.; Thu., May 20, 8 p.m., 2010