Glasgow's Frightened Rabbit made music fans everywhere swoon over their stellar debut, Sing the Greys, and the equally impressive follow-up, The Midnight Organ Fight. The quintet are now touring the U.S. in support of their third album, The Winter of Mixed Drinks, which might not be as immediately affecting as their first two efforts but proves to be a bit more lighthearted and upbeat than their melancholy-drenched early material, and should really flourish live. Frightened Rabbit are a dynamic band that bring a lot of energy and emotion to their stirring music, with captivating frontman Scott Hutchison pouring everything he has into songs that obviously mean the world to him. That passion transfers effortlessly over to their fans, making for a wonderfully communal live experience where the audience often leaves feeling as attached to the songs as the band does. The imaginative Chicago band Maps & Atlases open, and should easily add to the splendor of the evening with their wildly inspired sound. With Our Brother the Native. 18+.
Mon., May 10, 7 p.m., 2010