FREELANCE WHALES, KILBY COURT, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., $18
Freelance Whales are another in the long line of indie-folk bands to come along in recent years. These guys hail from Queens, New York--not necessarily a place you'd consider a folkie haven--and are led by frontman Judah Dadone, whose vocals are reminiscent to those of Death Cab for Cutie/Postal Service singer Ben Gibbard. In Freelance Whales' case, Dadone's songs are backed with instruments like banjos, glockenspiels, mandolines and harmoniums, in addition to the more traditional rock instrumentation. The band's 201o debut Weathervanes was a fine collection, and the follow-up, Diluvia, was released just this month.