The Dears will be in Istanbul today for their first concert as part of the 19th Istanbul Jazz Festival’s “New Folks” series. The lifework of vocalist and songwriter Murray A.
Lightburn, The Dears have brought indie rock and pop together in highly acclaimed hits such as “Omega Dog,” “You And I Are A Gang Of Losers,” and “Hate Then Love.” The group has won the hearts of a faithful audience. The Dears’ second album No Cities Left, released in 2003, swept them from local Montreal notoriety to international interest. The NME hailed The Dears as “probably the best new band in the world.” They have toured internationally with many big names, including Sloan, Keane, and Morrissey. The concert is at Istanbul Modern at 9 p.m. and tickets are at Biletix booths.