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As S. Carey (performing tonight at the Hi-Dive with Other Lives), vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sean Carey's solo material is definitely in line with the work he did as a part of a part of Bon Iver's back-up band -- and his voice is also a sweet but resilient focal point of a soothing Midwestern sound. But beyond the voice, last year's debut, All We Grow, showcased Carey's classically-trained musicianship and knack for intricate compositions.
Whether Carey's singing from behind the piano, guitar, xylophone or the varying wind and percussive instruments to which he's familiar, the gentle performer channels Brian Wilson, James Taylor and Iron & Wine with comforting ease. This show is eighteen and up, and tickets are $10-13. Doors open at 8 p.m., and bands start at 9 p.m.