Frightened Rabbit w/ The Twilight Sad
The Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St. in Lincoln
9 p.m., $15 in advance/$18 day-of-show, bourbontheatre.com
Scotland’s two most notable indie rock imports in the last few years will share the stage at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre. Headliners Frightened Rabbit first ascended on a wave of praise for their second album, 2008’s The Midnight Organ Fight. The album featured a muscular, messy, cathartic take on the broken-hearted sad bastard lament. The band’s songs cast singer Scott Hutchinson as the lovelorn lad that just needs to expel all the romantic demons lest he destroy his very self. Earlier this year, the band released their fourth album Pedestrian Verse. The album pushes the anthemic nature of the band to the forefront, while their rag-tag earlier sound as matured into a propulsive, rhythmic push. Hutchinson still sings as if coming to grips with loneliness, but seems more prepared to deal with the slings and arrows of his love life. The Twilight Sad, in many ways, kickstarted this crop of Scottish rock on the heels of their well-received debut album, complete with their folk roots, layered with noisy, mid-fi anthemic rock.