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Lake Street Dive could be season’s sleeper hit

Looking for something to do tonight?

Head down to Canalside for what is being predicted to be a potential sleeper hit of the summer concert season.

What’s all the buzz about? The quartet Lake Street Dive.

News Critic Jeff Miers called the show “The entry on the Canalside list that seems to have the most people scratching their heads and mumbling ‘Who?’ This Boston-born indie jazz-soul outfit is very likely to turn in one of the finest shows of the summer. A great booking. Don’t miss it.”

Lake Street Dive – Rachael Price (vocals), Bridget Kearney (upright bass), Mike Olson (trumpet, guitar) and Mike Calabrese (drums) – started performing together about a decade ago when they met at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

The quartet gained accolades for performing “You Go Down Smooth” as part of an all-star “Inside Llewyn Davis” tribute concert (Joan Baez, Keb Mo and Patti Smith were among the other performers).

And in a review by Ken Tucker of NPR, Price was especially noted for “a ringingly clear, strong voice, a sound that’s at once beseeching and in control.”

Gates at Canalside open at 5 p.m. today; music starts at 6 p.m. with local opener Uncle Ben's Remedy, opener of the Battle of the Bands contest, followed by the Oh Hellos, the brother and sister duo of Maggie and Tyler Heath from Texas.

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