When: Fri., April 20, 8 p.m. 2018
There was a time when Fleet Foxes was the biggest alternative band in the country, better than any other band dubbed “indie-folk” (except for maybe Mumford & Sons, but at least with Fleet Foxes you could admit to your friends to liking them without getting publicly stoned). The band disappeared for a while, and drummer Josh Tillman went on to redefine modern folk-rock under the moniker Father John Misty. After a six-year break, Fleet Foxes released a third album last year; Crack-Up finds the band in a comfortable place and is a strong addition to their catalog. Rather than follow Misty down the road of blurring irony with sincerity, Fleet Foxes endears with an earnest sound that feels more important in 2018’s bizarre times than it did a decade ago.