Guitarist and vocalist Nate Case describes his band’s style as “pontoon rock.” If he means that it creates a just-hanging-out-in-the-sun-having-fun-and-partying-with-friends sort of feeling, then he’s spot on. Songs from the 2011 EP Tartan, which he penned with fellow guitarist Andy Olmstead, sound like excellent outtakes from My Morning Jacket or Twin Peaks. Perhaps someday, along with bassist Brian Wells and drummer Jake Paulsrud, they will finish the much-anticipated follow up. Until then, the occasional gig/soiree at this festival, aboard the Dylan train, or offshore on a party boat will have to satisfy.

9pm Thurs 4/30 | Tower Avenue Tavern

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