THE MILK CARTON KIDS, THE STATE ROOM, Monday, May 6, 8 p.m., $15
A couple months back, watching a documentary on television ignited the Simon & Garfunkel fan that had been buried inside me for a lifetime. The appeal of the songcraft and vocal harmonies of that folk duo eluded me more years, but I'm on board now. I only mention that because the first time I listened to The Milk Carton Kids' debut album, The Ash & Clay, there was no denying the appeal--my newly discovered inner folkie was instantly attracted to the twin acoustic guitars and intertwined voices of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan. The duo came through town not long ago, opening for Punch Brothers, but this is their first visit to SLC since their album came out March 26. Do yourself a favor and start you week with some witty wordplay and songs that grab hold in the best possible way. The Barefoot Movement opens the show.