Who: Songwriter Ben Ballinger continues to blow audiences away with astounding insight and emotional depth in his work. The State I’m In offers a glimpse into the soul of a truth-seeker not holding back, in heartbreak and triumph. Then, there is the swirling, harmonic dream pop Star Parks, immersing the listener in ’60s-influenced atmospheric melodies directly from the starry sky. Their full-length album, Don’t Dwell, due for release early next year.
What: What unites these two distinctive musical styles? It’s the equation for another show that will kick those Monday blahs to the curb.
-Photo of Andy Bianculli of Star Parks by Ismael Quintanilla.