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INDIE ROCK | Wilder Maker

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The brooding Brooklyn band Wilder Maker returns to Rochester this Saturday, playing Small World Books in support of its new album, "Zion," which will be officially released the day before. Wilder Maker's sound is both intricate and ruminative; it's as if Americana moved to the big city, bringing quiet epiphanies that flourish until they burst into emotive confessions of the soul. These sonic moments pave the way for epic vocal hooks — sung by the tandem of Katie Von Schleicher and Gabriel Birnbaum, whose dusky, worldly baritone is reminiscent of Randy Newman. The result is enchanting, with finely crafted songs that meet somewhere between indie rock and adult contemporary. Anamon and Madeleine McQueen are also on the bill.

Wilder Maker will perform Saturday, July 14, at Small World Books, 425 North Street. 9 p.m. $5-$10 suggested donation. 232-6970; facebook.com/smallworldbooks; wildermaker.com.

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