I liked Dawes from the first time I stumbled on to them back at SXSW in 2010. They appeal to music lovers across the age spectrum, from hipsters to baby boomers. Their songwriting is top notch, and When My Time Comes and A Little Bit of Everything are already classics. Their new album, All Your Favorite Bands is definitely a contender for the Best of 2015 list. They’re on the road a lot, and I can’t think of an LA based band who plays New York as much as they do. Dawes is playing Central Park Summerstage today, with First Aid Kit and Andy Shauf also on the bill.
Dawes, (with First Aid Kit and Andy Shauf), Summerstage (Central Park Rumsey Playfield), nearest entrance 69th Street and 5th Avenue (F Train to Lexington Avenue or 6 Train to 68th Street), doors 5pm / show 6pm, $40