Blessed Feathers at Rumba

Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive

Although there's technically no wrong way to approach folk-rock, you wouldn't know it from some of the tepid beardo nonsense that passes for rustic Americana.

Blessed Feathers is doing it right. The Wisconsin combo's reverb-drenched folk-rock is immersive, alluring and downright gorgeous. Debut EP "Peaceful Beasts In an Ocean of Weeds" is among the year's most pleasant surprises, a backwoods treasure trove swathed in gauze and haunted by specters.

If that's not sufficiently enticing, they'll be joined Friday by Columbus-based electro-tropical masterminds Way Yes. Both bands will be on their way to next weekend's CMJ Music Marathon in New York and could use your funds and enthusiasm.

Rumba Cafe

10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12

2507 Summit St., Campus

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