Weekend's best bet: Lower Dens at the Ottobar

  • Baltimore's Lower Dens perform at the Ottobar on Saturday.
Baltimore's Lower Dens perform at the Ottobar on Saturday. (Shawn Brackbill, Handout )
May 03, 2012|By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun

The members of Lower Dens have reason to celebrate — their solid second album, "Nootropics," came out on Tuesday to rave reviews. Fittingly, they'll play a hometown show (singer Jana Hunter and Co. have not been shy about how inspiring they find Baltimore) at the Ottobar on Saturday with Celebration, Violens and Sprayer.

With the help of new drummer Nate Nelson, Lower Dens will hit the road with a reinvigorated live show. After talking with Hunter (I interviewed her earlier this week for Live!, so expect to see it on Midnight Sun very soon), it was clear the additions of Nelson and keyboardist Carter Tanton have instilled new life into a band that nearly collapsed after last year's hectic touring schedule.

It's an exciting time for Hunter, her band and Baltimore's indie-rock scene. But then again, when isn't it?

Doors open at 9 p.m. All ages. Tickets are $10 and available here.

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