Rock & Pop

Luke Sweeney Magic Trick

When: Sat., Aug. 30, 9 p.m. 2014

Luke Sweeney’s single “Doin’ It to You,” recently released with a music video, is a promising fist taste of the San Francisco songwriter’s forthcoming solo debut, Adventure: Us. Twinkling bells make a bittersweet guitar chord progression positively radiant, and Sweeney’s smooth singing builds to a beautiful chorus that demands repeat listening. Whether during an ascending refrain or buoyant verse, Sweeney’s silken vocals pitch to please. Sweeney, who will perform at Brick & Mortar Music Hall (1710 Mission St., San Francisco) this weekend, previously fronted local rock acts Vows and Wet Dreams Dry Magic, but Adventure: Us marks the first album under his own name. The painstaking production and carefully refined songwriting present on “Doin’ It to You” alone make the album one of the most anticipated local releases of the season.

Sam Lefebvre

Price: $7, $10

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