There sometimes seems to be a disconnect between secular music's regular use of religious metaphors and imagery, and religious music's achievement of secular popularity. Hoping to obtain the same kind of mainstream success bestowed upon California alt-rock outfit Switchfoot is Deas Vail, an Arkansas-based Christian band that delivers plenty of swelling pop songs without any of the scary, spiritual preachiness. On the road behind the release of its latest record, “Bird & Cages,” Deas Vail performs at the Canal Club on Tuesday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m.
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