For a few years now, everyone who listens to 93.9 The River has had the Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” stuck in their head. This year, that’s been expanded to their track “Cleopatra,” after their album of the same name. They’ve become one of the biggest new alt-folk bands in the world, but Andrew Bird is pretty spiffy as well. Bird is a real renaissance man who plays a variety of instruments, sings, and writes songs. Normally, prodigies like Bird who start learning violin at the age of 4 stick to classical or jazz, but the Midwestern NPR favorite has branched out and created his own eclectic type of pop music. Even if you’re also sick of that overly cheerful mess the Lumineers churn out, Bird is a guy you’re going to want to check out live.