When: Fri., May 8, 8 p.m. 2015
Jocie Adams is likely best known as a core member of the Providence, R.I.-based band the Low Anthem. She’s recently struck out on her own, as the leader of the indie-folk band Arc Iris. Just as TLA corraled a wealth of influences into their moody, melancholy take on chamber folk, so too does Adams push traditional boundaries. However, her work with Arc Isis, which leans on everything from art rock to cabaret jazz to outlaw country, is far livelier and aurally expansive. Says the Boston Globe of the band’s 2014 self-titled debut, “the album’s unique sound is informed as much by Joni Mitchell as it is by Björk’s sonic experiments and sweeping film soundtracks.” Catch Arc Iris at the Skinny Pancake in Burlington every Friday in May.