Punch Brothers play the Tabernacle July 14

Brooklyn's progressive bluegrass quintet plays songs from 'All Ashore' and more

Punch Brothers Cassandra Jenkins
Photo credit: Photo by Cassandra Jenkins

The Brooklyn-based progressive bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers’ instrumentation — mandolin, violin, banjo, guitar, and stand-up bass — is distinctly bluegrass, but their songwriting structures and musical arrangements are reminiscent of a classical chamber group. Punch Brothers’ warm vocal harmonies and darkly-humored, narrative lyrics give their otherwise heady music an approachable human touch. The group's latest album, All Ashore, due out July 20 via Nonesuch, is a nine-song reflection on the tense reality of commitment in a time of unrest. The record is meant to be listened to in its entirety, and the band is in the midst of an international tour performing it live start-to-finish.

$25-$32. 7 p.m. (doors). Sat., July 14. The Tabernacle. 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022. www.tabernacleatl.com.

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