PAPERCUTS | Theater Critic's Choice | Chicago Reader

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Papercuts' gentle tide of indie bedroom strumming is largely the work of the Bay Area's Jason Quever. A sometime collaborator of Cass McCombs, Quever mines roughly the same ground--delicate almost-psych pop, sung in a pleasantly plain howl and left to wander in a mist of reverb. Papercuts' second album, Can't Go Back, came out earlier this year on Devendra Banhart's Gnomonsong label: overripe with easy melodies, it's almost disconcerting in its wispy flawlessness. "Summer Long" and "Unavailable" are possibly the best lovelorn fey-boy pop dramas to come down the pike since Belle & Sebastian turned into a 10cc cover band. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and Bowerbirds open. a 9 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 773-525-2508, $10, $8 in advance, 18+. --Jessica Hopper

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