Mr. Sister + Mount Peru + MeandJoanCollins + Points North
Now that the five-day New Year's Eve hangover has subsided, alt-Americana rock act Mount Peru kick off 2k11 with My Sweetheart the Destroyer. Featuring former members of Whiskey Giants and the Sun Lee Sunbeam, Mount Peru's rootsy balladry ("Crooked Road Blues") is only surpassed by their smart pop breezes ("Summer Jinx"). Folkstress Amelia Emmet of Mr. Sister is bound to spend the year haunting everyone who slept on 2010's underrated O Sinister Force, and if it snows the night of the show, be sure to have the Points North's Boston love-letter "We Have Opened Up" playing on your iPod as you walk to Central Square.