Lord Huron @ the Independent

(Josh Sanseri)

Less than two years after its inception as a solo project by Ben Schneider and before it even released its debut album, the indie folk band Lord Huron managed to nab a set at 2011’s Outside Lands and Lollapalooza. Now that’s saying something. The Los Angeles-by-way-of-Michigan quartet’s cashmere-soft, feel-good, twangy tunes pull equal inspiration from folk and indie rock and sound not unlike a more subdued version of the Head and the Heart, or a less annoying, more rural Ben Folds. The band’s chillness extends to its fanbase as legacy NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt — who, for reference, has almost 3 million likes on Facebook — experienced recently when he went to a Lord Huron show in Milwaukee and not one person recognized or went up to him. So, Steph Curry, if you’re reading this, take note.

Lord Huron with Dick Stusso at 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, and at 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6, and Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Independent. $29.50; theindependentsf.com.

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