The Decemberists

. March 1, 2015.
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Colin Meloy and company bring their thesaurus, wait, no, bring their bright new album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World to Royal Oak for a show guaranteed to parade theatrics and top-shelf musicianship. After releasing darker albums in recent years, The Decemberists return to their Picaresque form. Peppy horns, arpeggiated guitar bursts, staccato piano taps, occasional accordion squeezes, crescendoing drums, and light background vocals set the stage for Meloy’s versatile voice and erudite lyrics.

$36. 7:30pm. 318 W. 4th St., Royal Oak. 248-399-2980.

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