Staff Pick: Milo Greene at the Lincoln Theatre

Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive

Lots of musicians describe their sound as "cinematic" - particularly L.A. musicians, I imagine - but it's an apt enough description for Milo Greene's music, so long as you're not expecting something akin to the epic soundscapes of Mogwai or Sigur Ros.

Greene's melancholic folk-pop could certainly end up in a movie; it's primed to soundtrack moments of emotional discovery or arcs of romantic discord and reconciliation. The fact that he can deploy a banjo without sounding trite or trendy is testament to his knack for arrangements, but his most potent weapon is immaculate vocal harmonies. He's vanilla, but it's a rich, delicious vanilla.

He'll open for The Civil Wars this Thursday at the Lincoln.

Lincoln Theatre

8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3

769 E. Long St., King-Lincoln