Friday night’s installment of the Sounds on South Lake live music series features the Santa Barbara’s Givers & Takers at the Corner Bakery Café. 

They’ve received critical acclaim for their brand of what they refer to as “bliss rock,” a unique, up-tempo sound that fuses elements of soul and experimental rock. Their jammy songs build on layers of captivating melodies, quasi-cosmic lyrics and silky smooth vocals, cradling whimsical sentiments in thick grooves. 

Currently promoting their newest single, “Strangers,” the foursome’s been featured on music blogs such as Indie Shuffle and All Things Go and has performed shows with Walk the Moon and Alberta Cross, among others. 

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Music starts at 5 p.m. Friday at 345 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Free. Visit