Matt Duncan @ Zanzabar

Saturday, Feb. 2

Zanzabar
2100 S. Preston St.
zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com
$6; 9 p.m.

The Louisville and Lexington-based label Karate Body Records brings us this double-header of intelligently crafted American music, also starring locals Silver Tongues. Matt Duncan is a classically trained instrumentalist and singer/songwriter 20-something who records ’70s-style, Rundgren-esque smart pop for Lexington’s Hop Hop label, run by James Friley of Idiot Glee. His first full-length album, Soft Times, was released on Jan. 15, after a successful EP, Beacon, in 2010 that led to song placement on the TV series “The Vampire Diaries” and “Private Practice.” Louisville’s own Silver Tongues are angelic ambassadors of rich sonic textures, delicately reaching down deep inside as a wave of peace and harmony overtakes you. And then you contemplate how one band could alter your DNA as you wait at the bar. —Peter Berkowitz

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