Paring “Dedric Clark and …” from its name is the latest evolution for this soulful indie folk/pop band that started out under the name Diet Folk. Cloquet native Clark still fronts the four-piece, which has survived equipment thefts, van breakdowns and two cross-country moves with a sense of humor and camaraderie intact. During a year spent in Portland, Ore., the group recorded an album, due out this summer, at Modest Mouse’s Ice Cream Party studios with producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Deer Tick). Clark, guitarist and banjo player Tony Peterson, drummer Boyd Smith and bassist Roger Whittet recently relocated to Nashville, which they plan to use as a base for more relentless touring.
11:30pm Fri 5/6 at Pizza Lucé