Smart Bets: Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes

Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes craft the sort of contagious, instantly familiar indie-pop songs that are right at home on a playlist. The band’s live show is infused with overcaffeinated enthusiasm. “They never look the same at the end of their set; a pair of hip horn-rimmed glasses breaks in half, buttons become undone, and their once slicked-back hair is simply not anymore,” says a press release. “But they wouldn’t be themselves if it were any other way; they thrive when they render themselves void of energy.” The band recently released its sophomore album, Kid Tiger. The tour, in support of that record, brings them to The Millroom on Thursday, May 22, at 9 p.m. Kyle Andrews also performs. $8 advance/$10 day of show. Photo courtesy of the band

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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