When: Thu., Dec. 1, 8 p.m. 2016
The refurnished rock venue housed inside Ventura is hosting Island & Tigers for this month’s iteration of its Patio Sessions. The folky band writes simple and unaffected melodies built on top of slacker riffs and swift-but-saccharine beats. Buried beneath a grainy layer of college rock grit, we hear jangly guitars colluding with the nostalgic textures of surf rock in lovelorn tracks like “Groundhog Day.” Saturated with stunning boy-girl harmonies, the band is marked by a refreshing degree of naiveté that resembles trending indie rock groups like Alvvays and Waxahatche. The warmth radiating from Island & Tigers stands in a sharp contrast to the cold night air in December – but, in all honesty, who’s opposed to a little burst of sunshine this winter season?