Concert preview: LVL UP shows its resolve on Hoodwink'd

Andy Downing, Columbus Alive

Despite saddling themselves with a tech-informed name, these indie-pop loving New Yorkers tend to fill the songs on their sophomore long-player Hoodwink'd with only the most human of emotions. Over the course of 15 tracks, the bandmates struggle with anxiety ("Am I being hoodwinked to even think that I could love you?") and the frustration of consistently falling short ("I keep trying/ Keep, keep trying to lose"), yet somehow never lose the resolve to keep plugging away.

Sidekicks, Big Ups and Didi also perform.

Ace of Cups

8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22

2619 N. High St., Old North