Sesshu and Klipspringer to play in Riverview

Rachel Hoerman

Have nothing to do this coming Saturday night? Then think Sesshu and Klipspringer. The first is a band named after a Japanese ink painter of the 15th century whom the drummer admires. Sesshu sings “sad songs at high volume,” according to lead vocalist, guitarist, and Lawrentian Ryan Young. He adds, “We write our own music and sing some covers as well.”

The second is a group that performs 70s pop in the proud tradition of Elvis Costello.

What do the two have in common? Although the members of both bands have been friends since they were 12 years old, the fact that they are performing live in Riverview Lounge on Jan. 19 at 9 p.m. may be the answer.