Smart Bets: Gold Light and Kovacs and the Polar Bear

Gold is the new black (or animal, or bird reference) when it comes to band names, and Gold Light is the new project by former Kovacs sideman/Neapolitan Children frontman Joe Chang. A listen to "Divine Light" (the video is up at goldenlighten.tumblr.com) reveals warm and somewhat wistful post-folk that's at once melancholy and hopeful. And cinematic, which makes sense, because Chang is also a filmmaker. Gold Light shares a bill with Kovacs and the Polar Bear at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Sept. 7. Nesey Gallons (Elephant 6) also performs. 9 p.m., $8/$10. http://thegreyeagle.com.

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