[ folk/rock/pop ]
This year's early favorite for Sweetest I Love You (Swedish Folk category) is First Aid Kit's "Emmylou" from The Lion's Roar (Redeye). "I'll be your Emmylou and I'll be your June, if you'll be my Gram and my Johnny, too," Johanna and Klara Söderberg belt out together in warm, wily harmony. "I know I'm not asking that much of you. Just sing little darling, sing with me." For a couple of Scandinavian kids, First Aid Kit can pull off the heartsick cowboy/Americana thing marvelously, and the video — wherein the sisters lounge around on the scorched dirt and painted rocks of Joshua Tree — speaks volumes. They're not playing dress-up. They really are a pair of Emmylous in search of a Gram.
Sat., March 31, 8:30 p.m., $15, all ages, with Peggy Sue, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 877-435-9849, utphilly.com.