Another choice for your first or second show of 2010 presented by Talking House Records: Bird By Bird, Northern Son, The Audiophiles, and Luke Franks or The Federalists (8:30, $12 at the door).

Dedicated listeners of The Matches might be interested to know that Jonathan Devoto (Bird By Bird) has taken on a more prominent role with a new outfit since the band’s breakup. Devoto’s newest venture is young but gaining speed, and their comprehensive work (including acoustic demos) can be heard on their bandcamp site, below:

<a href="">Where Did You Go? by Bird by Bird</a>