Somehow, Fever Fever and Clemency both mention U2 on their Facebook pages … and both are actually pretty solid bands. Fever Fever is a Columbus four-piece (not to be confused with the U.K. Art Punk band with the same moniker) whose “Beautiful Dream” crystallizes the joy and confusion of fresh love in a tight, understated package.
Clemency, meanwhile, is a Tennessee- and Oklahoma-based duo that suffers from more overwrought Facebook text (“The songs that we write are a reflection of love, life and redemption”) while creating restrained, touchy-feely romance tunes that evoke a more upbeat Elliott Smith.Fans of nimble, shy and unexpectedly feel-good Rock that doubles as a comforter on a cold night — think Mae, Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons — should take note of these two upwardly mobile acts.
FEVER FEVER performs Thursday, Jan. 10 with Clemency at MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.