V!bes' name alone should make the feel-good sentiments in its music clear (note the exclamation point swapped in place of the "i").

V!bes’ name alone should make the feel-good sentiments in its music clear (note the exclamation point swapped in place of the “i”).

The music on the crew’s new EP, Buyin’ Big, affirms this chipper worldview, combining elements of pop, surf-kissed reggae and smooth, blue-eyed soul. Sure, there are occasional stumbles (“Internet Talk” walks the uneasy middle ground between Barenaked Ladies and Jack Johnson), but on songs like “Lovin” the musicians conjure images of those sunny days that can feel all too far away in the dark heart of February.

Greg Hale Band and Markham open the show.

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