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Seeing into the Futurebirds 

Live shows get to the heart of the Georgia band, at Gasa Gasa on Aug. 26

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Despite a dedicated tour following and an unflagging discography, Futurebirds have yet to make the same impact on record as they do in person. If the lack of a visceral and/or visual connection has dissuaded listeners from taking the hourlong trip through one of its three LPs, the Athens, Georgia band has one recent solution to both problems: a live three-track session for OurVinyl's TV series that excerpts 15 of the best minutes off 2015's Hotel Parties (Easy Sound). The first two hooks, "Twentyseven" and "Paranoia Letters," show off the distinctly complementary styles of separated-at-birth singer/songwriters Thomas Johnson and Carter King. They're given room to breathe by "Rodeo," a mid-album bucking by guitarist Daniel Womack that offers a third look at Futurebirds' malleable sound, something like Kurt Vile rambling down a potholed gravel road. It's enough talent for three bands wrapped up in one under-appreciated package — and another access point for one of country rock's most generous acts. Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster and Notel Motel open. Tickets $12.

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