Thus Owls. Montreal-Stockholm combo has a solid pedigree for fans of clever and tuneful Swedish and Canadian indies, with Erika Angell a veteran of Gothenburg’s bubbling scene and her husband Simon a former founding member of Patrick Watson’s band. Rounded out by three bandmates their recent Turning Rocks LP is a compelling listen and they’re one of the best live actsin the country, says the Star’s resident pop savant Ben Rayner — a highly recommended opening act (with an 11 p.m. slot scheduled here) to NXNE’s long weekend. (Garrison, 8 p.m.)
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