Live Music

Wild Child

When: Sat., Dec. 12, 8 p.m. 2015

Active since 2010, Wild Child is a seven-piece indie-pop outfit from Austin, led by principal songwriters and vocalists Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins. The young group writes expansive and endearingly catchy songs that become even more extravagantly effusive with the huge arrangements they receive, especially live: ukulele (played by Beggins), violin (played by Wilson), trumpet and cello complement more expected indie-rock instruments. The sugary sound of the music is tempered by often bitingly sarcastic lyrics and heady, jazzy passages that somehow work quite well in the context of pure pop.

Price: $15