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Caroline Smith

9 p.m. Friday, April 13. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.



With a songbird's warble and a coterie of fuzzy, buzzy indie-folk signifiers, Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps makes a joyful noise that's soothingly old and comfortably new. Smith's pre-war crooning and her bandmates' crunchy, sympathetic instrumentation recall the brighter moments of She & Him by using the singer's precociousness as a tease instead of a crutch. Let the Wurlitzer waves of "Tanktop" wash over you and make your early summer mixtapes during the unseasonably warm spring — the Good Night Sleeps sounds better on a cooling breeze.

All That's Missing Is Morrissey and Marr: The Smiths are taking over Off Broadway, as April Smith and the Great Picture Show will perform alongside Caroline Smith and company.