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- Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, 9 p.m.
- The Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass., Lawrence
- Cost: $10 - $12
- Age limit: 18+
Fresh off a tour supporting The Black Crowes, San Francisco's Vetiver swings through town with its Arthur Magazine-approved pysch folk. The group's soothing melodies are measurably less obtuse than those of frequent collaborator Devendra Banhart, though no less ambitious. Songwriter Andy Cabic has earned well-intentioned comparisons to Nick Drake and Neil Young, and his mellow verses should also impress fans of Iron and Wine and/or Neil Halstead. The group's latest disc is a covers collection called "Thing of the Past" that features new takes on songs by Michael Hurley, Hawkwind, Loudon Wainwright III and Townes VanZandt.