The Bears of Blue River, Katlyn Conroy
- Categories: Music | Indie
- Event posted: March 22, 2011
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
The Bears of Blue River are a quintet that started playing their own style of pop-influenced folk music in Muncie, Ind., though now Chicago is considered their official home. The group has a jangling, accessible sensibility that can be described as pleasant without any sense of condescension. Gavin Ellis Wilkinson and Margaret Alexandra Gard harmonize perfectly, while changing tempos keep the band’s simple story songs lively. Katlyn Conroy opens, and while she may be a full-time member of Cowboy Indian Bear, she still writes and performs her own solo material. The 10 p.m. show is at the Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.