Of a feather: Birds of Chicago

Pasatiempo - - RANDOM ACTS -

Gospel-in­fused soul­ful­ness and a deeply melo­di­ous take on Amer­i­cana char­ac­ter­ize Birds of Chicago, a pre­cious gem of a band that sparkles amid a sea of au­to­tuned singers and un­nec­es­sary trills. In this hus­band-and-wife duo, JT Nero writes the songs and Al­li­son Russell belts out the lyrics (and oc­ca­sion­ally writes them, as well). His backup vo­cals func­tion as an ex­tra in­stru­ment, cre­at­ing a var­ied rich­ness in the de­liv­ery of tracks on their new CD, Real Mid­night, pro­duced by Joe Henry. Birds of Chicago play at Sky­light (139 W. San Fran­cisco St.) at 7:30 p.m. on Satur­day, April 9. Tick­ets, $15 and $25 in ad­vance, are avail­able at www.hold­myt­icket.com (505-886-1251), or at the door for $22.

— J.L.

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