Perhaps it's the pageantry, the performance, the gypsy pride and passion. Caravan of Thieves, an all-acoustic troupe that combines guitars, violin, string bass, and an array of whatever percussion instruments the members can grasp, bang, or thump around with on stage, wears its street performance history on its well-dressed, top-hatted, and period-attire vested sleeves. Throw in a little bit of Queen, a ghost or two, and a carnival, and you have the general idea. Just watch out, because these thieves are looking to steal your musical heart and mind before the night is over. Jocelyn Mesiti opens.
Caravan of Thieves performs Thursday, February 21, 9 p.m. at Lovin' Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. $10. 292-9940, lovincup.com.