SATURDAY 9/9. The Momentary, Bentonville. 8 p.m. $39.
In 2014, Pitchfork described the self-titled debut by Canadian indie rock band Alvvays as “the sound of pristine pop music blasted through cheap, blown-out headphones.” The pairing of sugar with disorder remains an integral part of their dreamy aesthetic, yet the release of two more excellent albums in the years since has resulted in the complete amalgamation of these two instincts.
On their latest, 2022’s “Blue Rev,” noise and melody are employed with such intentionality that they never compete and only elevate one another, allowing singer Molly Rankin’s voice to soar dramatically over narrow chaos. Listen to tracks “Easy On Your Own?” and “Belinda Says,” and you’ll understand what I mean. The show’s opener — Australian singer-songwriter and critical darling Julia Jacklin — takes a quieter approach, but she’ll fit right in.
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