Lucinda Black Bear is led by Christian Gibbs, a veteran local singer who really knows his way around a dark, country-inflected pop melody. Gibbs has had brushes with fame before—he used to play with Modern English—but LBB’s striking, melancholy work represents his best material. Tonight the band hits Maxwell's with a hot new album in its pocket: the lush Knives. Brooklyn boy-girl duo Kaiser Cartel plays pleasingly moody pop songs—several of which have featured heavily in Jason Schwartzman’s Bored to Death TV show—and tonight plugs a new album, Secret Transit.
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