When: Sun., Dec. 14, 4 p.m. 2014
If you’re looking for a lead singer in Darlingside, you won’t find one. Instead, Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner and David Senft trade off lead vocals between four-part barbershop harmonies. Lauded by Rolling Stone as a “Massachusetts quartet with a rich line in acoustic textures and chamber-rock dynamics,” the group has a distinct sound that skirts musical boundaries. One moment, the foursome dazzles with a burst of instrumental genius that echoes classical string arrangements. The next, it dives into folk and retro-pop, interweaving the genres into a greater whole. The result is a live show that has to be seen to be believed.