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Oso Oso

Sept. 17
6:30 p.m.
$13-$15
Indie Rock, Rock

Oso Oso are upbeat as emo bands go, their songwriting bright and delighted, their guitars clear and chiming, but that makes them no less emotional. Their new Basking in the Glow is an album about happiness that isn’t exactly happy. Over modestly grand riffs and limpid power chords, Jade Lilitri examines happiness at a distance, ponders its pros and cons, and tries to define it as feeling and as theory. With the Sidekicks, Future Teens, and Niiice.