Can your favorite band identify you?
That’s how Taylor Goldsmith, of the popular band Dawes, would have it. They’ll be playing at the Cabooze Plaza, courtesy of First Avenue, on Tuesday (July 14).
Hot on the heels of the release of their fourth album, “All Your Favorite Bands,” Dawes started off life as a post-punk band — but, if you’re wary of what the compound modifier means, no worries, they’re most famous now for slipping over to what’s known as folk rock. Or indie rock. Take your pick.
It’s hard to tussle with a group who exhorts you with lyrics like, “And may all your favorite bands stay together,” but it’s sentiments like that one which make audiences look at Dawes and identify with the best parts of themselves.
Dawes, which features brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith along with Tay Strathairn and Wylie Gelber, have done a lot in a short amount of time. Since 2009, not only have they recorded four hit albums, but they’ve played alongside big names Blitzen Trapper and Jackson Browne, as well as appearing on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and the former NBC hit series “Parenthood.”
They may be known for their singles “From a Window Seat” and “Just Beneath the Surface,” but they’re also getting known for their tour gigs, which are extensive.
All of which means, really, there’s a lot to identify with when it comes to Dawes, and not all of it is just beneath the surface, by any means.
Oh, there’s one other thing you should know about Dawes, and this might cinch the deal for you, if you’re quick enough to score tickets: They put on a really good show.
Now, surely everyone can identify with that?