Formed in 1998, the band has steadily risen to become one of the standards of indie folk rock. The collective, which ebbs and grows, featured their original drummer, Seth Warren-Crow, and like all proper indie bands these days, a female presence, with Lauren Gurgilolo burning away notes on electric guitar. Highlights of the night included their perennial hit "Our Life Is Not A Movie But Maybe," and their ode to the Beach Boy's "Sloop John B," "John Allyn Smith Sails."
Okkervil is the type of band a casual blog reader may pass over, or stroll past at a festival, but next time the opportunity presents itself: stop and listen. Once you've witnessed them live, their entire catalogue will become illuminated.