Oblio at the Triple 

Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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Oblio's Terry Price, Ben Dumas and Travis Vance have a soft spot for the work of singer and songwriter Harry Nilsson, the pop-rock maverick who made a name for himself in the late '60s by becoming a recommended favorite of the Beatles. Though best known for delivering such songs as “Everybody's Talking” and “Without You,” Nilsson is most appreciated by the Nashville trio for inspiring its band name. Aside from producing standard albums Nilsson conceived the soundtrack to a children's cartoon feature in 1971 called “The Point!” Framed as a fable, its story followed the misadventures of a boy named Oblio, the only round-headed person in a pointed village, where by law everyone and everything had to have a point, and thus a reason for being. Taking this bedtime tale and running with it, Price, Dumas and Vance have found their own purpose behind their first album, “Tonight, You're Gonna Be a Revelation.” Featuring plenty of indie-rock hooks reminiscent of Death Cab for Cutie, Oblio plays the Triple with Deleted Scenes on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 9 p.m.


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