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Belle & Sebastian

Aug. 15
7 p.m.
$40-$50
Indie Pop, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Perhaps the quintessential indie-pop band, Glasgow’s enduring Belle and Sebastian have successfully experimented with their core sound over the years without diluting it, as leader Stuart Murdoch’s affable wit and irrepressible melodic instincts remain ever intact. Their first three albums—Tigermilk and If You’re Feeling Sinister from 1996, and 1998’s The Boy with the Arab Strap—are undisputed classics, and 2003’s Dear Catastrophe Waitress isn’t far behind. On their latest album, 2015’s Ben H. Allen-produced Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, the band displayed a clubby electronic sensibility on songs like “The Party Line” and “Enter Sylvia Plath.” Though there hasn’t yet been an official announcement, the band may be readying their 10th album, as a new single, “We Were Beautiful,” dropped last month. Julien Baker opens.